Indore Patna Express derails: Strict action will be taken against those responsible, says Suresh Prabhu

He also announced that ex-gratia compensation will be given to the kin of those killed in the accident and to those who are injured.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 20, 2016 3:07 pm
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Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday that strictest possible action will be taken against those who are found responsible for the derailment of Patna-Indore express near Kanpur. The train met with an accident near Kanpur on Sunday morning claiming at least 60 lives.

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In a series of tweets, Prabhu said that senior officials were ordered to reach the spot and offer assistance. “Medical assistance of all kinds is offered. Rail mobile medical units rushed to site. All injured rushed to hospitals, immediate medical help,” the Railways Minister tweeted.

He also announced that ex-gratia compensation will be given to the kin of those killed in the accident and to those who are injured.

“Enquiry team will start investigation for cause of accident immediately. All necessary assistance provided to the affected, we are taking care,” Suresh Prabhu said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke with him on the phone to enquire about the incident. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also took cognizance and ordered the DGP to personally monitor relief operations.

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  1. A
    AlsoIndian
    Nov 20, 2016 at 5:12 am
    Strict action against those who are responsible.....What about you?
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    1. K
      K R
      Nov 20, 2016 at 9:30 am
      My condolences from the bottom of hearth to all those families who lost their beloved ones over night. I very well sense the pain you all undergo, May God give you strength and courage.lt;br/gt;Now, Hon Minister, you have brought in some kind of improvement in railways but it does not sustain consistently. Deteriorating safety has become a major concern now. You need to check how many defect/damage/repair/replacement proposals have been submitted by some of the sincere officers, but thrown to winds by irresponsible seniors. What is the state of affairs of safety audit in Railways, such an extensive organisation in the world? What are the safety drills given and are they regular? lt;br/gt;In summary, Minister can not disown responsibility, unless he has already taken action on above matters.
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      1. P
        Palaniswami
        Nov 20, 2016 at 7:37 am
        Hearty Condolences to the bereaved. The RAILWAYS should Publish all the accident investigation reports and follow up action. Have anybody been punished at any time in the past?lt;br/gt;As it may point out laxity on the part of officials as well workers the union's may interfere in taking action. The pengers suffer. Let us watch this time.
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        1. M
          Mahender Goriganti
          Nov 20, 2016 at 5:17 am
          What nonsense are you talking about??
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          1. S
            Shekhar
            Nov 20, 2016 at 5:28 am
            my heartfelt condolences for the families of the deceased....along with technical and maintenance related lacunae, one should also investigate such accidents from insurgency point of view also...as the wallets of many gets choked; they may resort to such acts of violence and terror....
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            1. I
              Indian
              Nov 20, 2016 at 3:33 am
              When will these politician turned ministers improve. They will never improve. Any such accidents occurs statement comes . An enquiry has been ordered and strict action will be taken against the responsible. An exgratia compensation for the killed. Can this minister state whether in earlier accidents did u receive accident enquiry report and what action was taken. After every accident these ministeries go on sleep. till next accident . Because we the foolish public has given them power to rule 5 years without any punishments of failures
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