Indore-Patna express train derails in Kanpur; death toll crosses over 100

Indore-Patna express train derails in Kanpur; death toll crosses over 100

At least 100 people were killed and about 226 injured, 76 of them seriously, on Sunday when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express train derailed near Pukhrayan area in Kanpur’s Dehat district. Railways officials say the number of casualties could rise.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives in the train tragedy. “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.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered a probe into the tragedy and announced Rs 3.5 lakh ex-gratia for the families of those killed and Rs. 50,000 for those grievously injured.

Stranded passengers have been moved from the accident site to Malasa station.

A special train from Malasa has been arranged.

THE HINDU

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