New Delhi, Nov 20: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday urged the party cadres to help in the relief and rescue operations of those injured in the Patna-Indore Express derailment mishap.
Shah took to microblogging site Twitter to express his grief over the tragedy.
Distressed at the loss of lives in the train accident in Kanpur. My thoughts and prayers with the bereaved families.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 20 November 2016
GoI is doing everything possible to provide immediate relief. I have instructed the local BJP unit to assist in relief & rescue operations.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 20 November 2016
Meanwhile, the Railway Ministry has said that it would take strict action against those found responsible for the derailment of Patna-Indore Express, which has resulted in deaths of 95 people so far.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakhs each to the families of the deceased while Rs 50,000 for those critically injured in the Patna-Indore Express derailment.
The compensation for those who sustained minor injuries would be Rs.25, 000.
The stranded passengers have been moved to Malasa station while a special train will take the injured to Kanpur Dehat hospital.
Special buses and food supplies have also been arranged for the victims, said Railways.