Sonu Sood has once again won hearts as he took to his social media handle and issued solidarity towards the families of the deceased who passed away in a horrifying Odisha train accident. He also expressed grief over the tragic incident which led to the death of many individuals.
The Dabagg actor is known for his philanthropic work and he emerged messiah for the needy, especially those working in the unorganised sector, who suffered the most after the lockdown was decreed to curb the Coronavirus pandemic cases. Sonu took charge and dropped the migrants home who had been working in various states to earn their daily bread and butter. The actor helped them by facilitating bus service.
Sonu Sood has once again grabbed headlines as he posted a video of himself via Twitter and his caption read:
“Heartbroken by the news of the train tragedy in Odisha. Heartfelt deepest condolences 💔🙏
Time to show our support and solidarity for the unfortunates. 💔
Heartbroken by the news of the train tragedy in Odisha. Heartfelt deepest condolences 💔🙏— sonu sood (@SonuSood) June 3, 2023
Time to show our support and solidarity for the unfortunates. 💔#OdishaTrainAccident 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/ZfuYYp8HK9
In the video, the actor was once again seen extending his support to the unorganized sector as he said, “hum log tweet karte hain, shok dikhate hain fir apni zindagi mein busy ho jate hain (we tweet and express grief and then get busy with our lives). But what about all those people who had left home to earn livelihood in another city, many families have vanished, will they ever be able to stand up again.”
He continued, “compensations milenge jo 2-4 mahine me khatam ho jayenge (compensations will be granted and will be spent in some time). Imagine the one who would have lost a leg or has a broken shoulder, will he ever be able to work again? These are all the breadwinners of the family. I feel the government is working very well for them but I feel they should bring a policy for the victims of such tragic accidents. Like the system of pensions, a fixed income should be ensured for such families.”
Sood also stated that “I ask everyone to do something for them, the state governments, the central government should form certain kind of policies which set an example for the future.” He concluded as he pointed out, “sirf social media pe dukh dikhane se kujh nahi hoga (showing grief on social media will lead to no nothing).”
Following the indecent, the railway ministry has issued an ex-gratia of Rs 10 Lakh to the kin of the deceased and Rs 2 Lakh for those severely injured and Rs 50,000 to those who sustained minor injuries. The first prone bodies began to arrive at the Balasore district hospital by 10 pm on Friday, reported Hindustan Times.
The Odisha government has issued helpline 06782-262286. The railway helplines are 033-26382217 (Howrah), 8972073925 (Kharagpur), 8249591559 (Balasore) and 044- 25330952 (Chennai).
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