Anguished beyond words on loss of lives due to derailment of Indore-Patna Express: PM Narendra Modi

At least 45 people have lost their lives in the accident so far

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 20, 2016 3:09 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took to Twitter and expressed his anguish over the deaths caused due to derailment of Patna Indore express near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. “Anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

He added that he had spoken to Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu. “Prayers with those injured in the tragic train accident,” he said.

At least 60 people have lost their lives in the accident so far, ADG Law and Order Daljeet Singh Choudhary told news agency ANI.

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The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. Meanwhile, Suresh Prabhu said that strictest possible action will taken against those found responsible and offered compensation to the families of those killed.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also ordered the DGP to personally monitor the situation. The Indian Railways has issued helpline numbers for those seeking information.

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    arc
    Nov 20, 2016 at 10:34 am
    MAN KI BAAT, OR MONKEY BAAT: Woo hoo hooo tears tears....so sorry to see 100 Indians go. Waaaaa, Mommy, like I was inconsolable when 3000 Gujju suddenly died natural deaths in 2002. Waaaaa, tears tears.
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      arc
      Nov 20, 2016 at 8:07 am
      Achche din for 96 Indians as promised by Modi . They have met their Maker.
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        ashok s
        Nov 20, 2016 at 4:21 am
        Now opposition will disrupt house nx week again and ask for resignation of railway minister. Will it serve the purpose.
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          ashok s
          Nov 20, 2016 at 4:40 am
          Time to visit concert _no time for Parliament
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            Bijan Mohanty
            Nov 20, 2016 at 6:15 am
            Instead of shedding crocodile tears, sack your inefficient Railways Minister
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              Bijan Mohanty
              Nov 20, 2016 at 10:52 am
              When the govt. cannot manage its outdated railways, how nice it is dream of bullet train ? Crorepatis shall travel in bullet trains and rest in bullock carts.
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                Jason
                Nov 20, 2016 at 8:22 am
                A lot of anti-Modi, anti-currency withdrawal guys are around..! what a plight of our nation!!!!!!! One one side a hard and sincere working PM tries to remove the sluggishness and corruption from the country, on the other side those people shout against corruption and black-money abuse the PM. Why...is it because that they have embraced a foreign funded ideology and followed a foreign religious course...as the PM belongs to an ideology and party that belong to the culture of the nation? If you guys do not get yourself straight you will not have a safe and respected country which give you an address and a poprt. So the loss is you guys who hate whatever ancient Indian ideology and its culture. Do not try to label yourself liberals while you think, speak and act like an enemy within.!
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                  sunny
                  Nov 20, 2016 at 7:56 am
                  PM reaction is as expected lines, what about the people died in Q due to bad/very poor implementation policy on demonetization
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