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Maharashtra Gov cancels Independence Day reception for 30 employees killed in accident

The traditional Independence Day reception hosted by the Governor, known as "At Home", was scheduled to be held at 5.30 pm on August 15 at the Raj Bhavan at Ganeshkind in Pune, an official release said.


PTI Last Updated at 04-08-2018 18:27:44 IST India

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao today canceled the Independence Day "At Home" reception against the backdrop of the July 28 road accident in the state's Raigad district in which 30 employees of an agricultural university were killed.

Thirty out of 31 passengers in a bus, all staff of the Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapith in Dapoli, were killed after the vehicle plunged into a 500-foot deep gorge near Ambenali Ghat on the Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar road.

The traditional Independence Day reception hosted by the Governor, known as "At Home", was scheduled to be held at 5.30 pm on August 15 at the Raj Bhavan at Ganeshkind in Pune, an official release said.

The statement said that the Governor took the decision to cancel the reception against the tragic backdrop of the death of several employees and officials in the accident.

The Raj Bhavan statement, however, clarified that the Governor will attend the flag-hoisting ceremony, at the Council Hall in Pune at 9 am on August 15, as scheduled.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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