Sonia Gandhi condoles deaths in train mishap
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 23:31
New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed her "heartfelt condolences" to those killed and wished speedy recovery to the injured in the train accident at Mathura on Wednesday that claimed 22 lives.

"I am distressed to hear about the tragedy that struck the Goa and Mewar express near Mathura today resulting in the loss of innocent lives. My heart goes out to those who lost their beloved ones. My heartfelt condolences and feeling of empathy and support to them", Gandhi said in a statement here.

"I also sincerely wish for the speedy recovery of those injured in this unfortunate incident," she said. In a pre-dawn mishap, at least 22 people were killed and as many injured when the Delhi-bound Goa Express, whose driver apparently ignored the signal, rammed into the last bogie of the stationary Mewar Express near here today.

The Goa Express hit the Udaipur City-Hazrat Nizamuddin Mewar Express between Mathura and Vrindavan at around 4.30 AM, railway officials said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 23:31

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