Muzaffarnagar train derailment: Lalu calls for Suresh Prabhu's resignation
Lashing out at the Union Railway Minister over the derailment at Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffargar which has left 10 people dead so far, former railway minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday demanded Suresh Prabhu's resignation.
"How will people travel, there is no guarantee of safety. Railway Minister should resign," ANI quoted Lalu as saying.
ADG (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar said the number of injured persons was yet to be ascertained. However, eyes-witnesses said at least 20 people were wounded.
Railway ministry officials said they are still awaiting details of the accident that took place around 5:45 pm.
UP health minister Siddharthnath Singh said medical services have been mobilised and he has instructed Meerut and Muzaffarnagar officials to ensure all help is extended to the injured.
UP Chief Minister condoled the loss of lives in the accident and said his government were in constant touch with the railway ministry.
"Our two ministers Satish Mahana and Suresh Rana have been sent to the spot," he told ANI.
MoS Railways Manoj Sinha has been sent to the accident spot to oversee the relief and rescue operations.