Spoke to the Cabinet Secretary. Asked him to take an overview of the situation & ensure timely assistance to those injured.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 26, 2014
My condolences to families of those who lost their lives in the Gorakhdham express tragedy. Prayers with the injured.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 26, 2014
Twenty people were feared to be killed when Gorakhdham Express train came on the same track as the freight train near Churen Railway Station. NE Railway sources, however, said that the accident was caused by derailment.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi also expressed condolences over the deaths.
A compensation of Rs 1 lakh was declared for the family of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured. A sum of Rs 10,000 will be given to those who sustained minor injuries.