Rescue To Continue Through The Night In Uttar Pradesh Train Accident

Aug 20, 2017, 00:09
Rescue To Continue Through The Night In Uttar Pradesh Train Accident

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep grief over the Utkal Express Derailment at Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday and announced ex-gratia for deceased Odia passengers, if any. Medical vans have also been rushed to the site.

On receiving the information about the accident, the Muzaffarnagar police and administrative officials have come to the rescue with relief teams on the spot. However, no official statement has been given about the number of deaths as of now.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says extremely pained by the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar.

Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha will also visit the accident site with seniors officers, reported ANI. "My prayers are with the families of those affected". The derailment is likely to affect train movements on the busy northern route.

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announces ex gratia of Rs. 3.5 lakhs for those who lost their lives, Rs. 50,000 for seriously injured.

Anand Kumar, ADG (Law and Order), said the team of Anti- Terrorist Squad (ATS) will assist in the rescue measures and also look at any aspect of "sabotage".

Expressing his deep concern over the tragic incident he directed the commerce and transport department to work in coordination with the Railway department in rescue operation. It further showed that the leading reason behind these accidents was failures on part of the railway staff.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called the accident a sad one. He said, strict action will be taken against the employee responsible for any lapse. "I am personally monitoring situation", Prabhu posted on his twitter handle.

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