Train accident: Modi asks Cabinet Secretary to take stock of situation

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Train accident: Modi condoles death
New Delhi, May 26: India's Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi expressed deep condolences over the deaths in the train tragedy in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. Modi, who was set to take oath as the prime minister later in the day, sympathised with the families of the dead on Twitter and also spoke to the Cabinet Secretary to oversee the situation and ensure that the injured people received timely assistance.

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.

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