Mukherjee condoles loss of lives in MP train mishap

New Delhi, Aug 5 : President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the loss of lives and wished ‘speedy recovery’ to all those injured in the twin train accidents that took place in Madhya Pradesh last night.

In a message to Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, President Mukherjee said on Wednesday, “I am sad to learn about the derailment of the Kamayani Express and Janata Express trains in Madhya Pradesh last night as a result of which a number of persons have lost their lives and many are injured. I understand rescue as well as relief operations are currently underway.”

“I call upon the State Government and Railway authorities to provide all possible assistance to the bereaved families as well as the best of medical attention to the injured. I urge the concerned authorities to urgently investigate the cause of the incident and put in place necessary remedial measures,” he added.

At least 28 people have died after two passenger trains, Kamayani Express and Janata Express, derailed within minutes of each other while crossing flooded tracks in Madhya Pradesh last night.

Several NDRF teams have been rushed to the site of the derailment to carry out relief and rescue operations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan have expressed condolences over the mishap and assured help to those affected by the tragedy. (ANI)