President saddened by Bihar train accident

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 14:15

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee ON Wednesday expressed grief at the loss of lives in the derailment of the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express in Bihar and called upon authorities to provide relief to victims.



"I am saddened to learn about the derailment of a train near Chhapra this morning, in which some persons have lost their lives and many others are injured," Mukherjee said in a message.
Mukherjee called upon the state government and the railway authorities to provide all possible assistance to the bereaved families as well as the best of medical attention to the injured.



The president hoped an investigation would be done over the matter.
"I am sure authorities will be taking necessary measures to urgently investigate the cause of the incident and put in place necessary remedial measures," Mukherjee added in his message.

IANS

First Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 14:15

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