New Delhi, Nov 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in the Patna-Indore Express, which has left close to 95 people dead.
Railways spokesperson Anil Saxena told ANI that the exact death toll is yet to be confirmed. He said that medical and rescue teams have been rushed to the spot.
The Prime Minister took to Twitter to express his grief and assured that he has spoken to the Railway Minister to speedup relief and rescue efforts.
Anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families.
Anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 20 November 2016
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that all measures are being taken to ensure that rescue operations are on in full swing. He said that strictest possible action will be taken against those responsible for the accident. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he was pained by the loss of lives.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav instructed all hospitals to be on alert to accomodate patients. He also directed the chief secretary to monitor the situation closely
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