Indore-Patna Express mishap- Suresh Prabhu to visit accident site

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New Delhi. Nov 20: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be rushing to the spot where the Patna-Indore Express derailed even as relief and rescue efforts are underway in full swing.

Earlier, 14 coaches of Patna-Indore Express derailed in Pukharayan near Kanpur, UP, resulting in the deaths of over 91 people.

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Prabhu earlier 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 ill fated incident.

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.

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