Anguished beyond words on loss of lives: PM on derailment


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the loss of lives in the derailment of the Patna-Indore Express.

“Anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families,” he said in a tweet

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The Prime Minister said that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is personally monitoring the situation

“Prayers with those injured in the tragic train accident

I’ve spoken to @sureshpprabhu, who is personally monitoring the situation closely,” Modi said

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At least 45 people have been killed and over 150 injured in the derailment of the Indore-Patna Express in Kanpur dehat district in the wee hours on Sunday.

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