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.
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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.
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.