Congress accuses Modi govt, says 259 killed in 27 rail accidents since 2014
The Congress government on Saturday said that around 259 passengers have died and 899 were injured in 27 rail accidents ever since the Narendra Modi government was formed in 2014 till date.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala in a series of tweets said,''Since Modi Govt took over in May 2014, 259 passengers have lost their lives and 899 injured in 27 train accidents. When will Govt wake up?.''
Adrressing the media, Surjewala said that no amount of compensation or money can bring back lives of those killed in rail accidents. He further said that the railway safety still remains under the cloud of question mark with such accidents taking place at continuous basis. Surjewala also requested the government to wake up from their sleep and take some action after taking lessons from this incident.
Earlier on Saturday, at least 23 people were killed and scores injured when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening.