Indore-Patna Express derails near Kanpur; over 100 feared dead
With rescue operations still underway, the death toll is expected to rise from 65
At 3.10 am on Sunday morning, 14 coaches of the 19321 Indore-Rajendranagar Patna Express derailed near Pukharayan in Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh. Ministry of Railways announced that relief and rescue operations had begun and that an enquiry has been ordered.
Ministry of Railways issued the helpline numbers for enquiries on derailment of 19321 Indore-Rajendranagar Patna Express.
Rail Ministry promises action against "those who could be responsible"
PTI reports that UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for the seriously injured
NDTV reports that death toll is up to 90; over 100 injured
UP Government announces Rs 5 lak ex gratia for victims of the derailment of 19321 Indore-Rajendranagar Patna Express
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu announces ex-gratia compensation to victims of derailment of Rs 3.5 lakh in case of death
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav's office has released list of injured in 19321 Indore-Rajendranagar Patna Express derailment
Leaders react to derailment of 19321 Indore-Rajendranagar Patna Express
President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed his condolences
Vice President Hamid Ansari “deeply grieved and shocked at the tragic loss of life and injuries to passengers”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express”
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi “Deeply pained', expresses "condolences to the bereaved families.”
Former Railways Minister and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saddened, expresses condolences for families of the dead.
Also a former Railways Minister, Rashtriya Janata Dal President Lalu Prasad Yadav deeply saddened at loss of life.
ANI reports that Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced free treatment for the injured
This story is being updated.
Published: 20 Nov 2016, 10:58 AM