Updated: November 20, 2016 3:07:51 pm
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.
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.
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“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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