Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday called up Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and took stock of the relief and rescue operation at the derailment site of the Indore-Patna Express at Kanpur. Mahajan is an MP from Indore. Her private staff helped the relatives of either those who were killed or injured in the mishap.
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They also aided people who had rushed to the Railway Station to know the whereabouts of their kin, an officer working at Mahajan’s local office told PTI. Besides, Mahajan has rushed two officers of her staff to Kanpur at the derailment site to help the victims, he said.
In the worst rail accident in recent years, over 100 passengers were killed and more than 200 injured, nearly half of them grievously, when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near here in Kanpur rural district early today due to suspected rail fracture.