Outgoing PM expresses grief at loss of lives in train mishap

Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed grief over the loss of lives in Gorakhdham Express accident in Uttar Pradesh and directed the Railways to deploy full resources in rescue and relief operations.

PTI| Last Updated: May 26, 2014, 16:52 PM IST

New Delhi: Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed grief over the loss of lives in Gorakhdham Express accident in Uttar Pradesh and directed the Railways to deploy full resources in rescue and relief operations.

Expressing deep sorrow and shock over the train accident near Khalilabad, in which at least 20 passengers were feared killed, Singh issued directions to carry out relief operations in the area, a statement said.

At least 20 passengers were today feared killed as the Gorakhdham Express rammed into a stationary freight train.

The incident occurred this morning when the express train came on the same track as the freight train near Chureb Railway Station.

Officials in the Railway Board said the mishap occurred due to derailment of the express train.
They said six coaches of the train then rammed into a stationary goods train standing on the adjoining track at the station.