Telangana minister blames railways for accident

A Telangana minister has blamed negligence by the railways for the ghastly accident at a railway crossing in Medak district that left 19 school children dead.

Hyderabad: A Telangana minister has blamed negligence by the railways for the ghastly accident at a railway crossing in Medak district that left 19 school children dead.

Irrigation Minister Harish Rao said railways failed to install a gate despite repeated representations by local people and public representatives.

Rao was talking to reporters at Masayipet where a train hit a school bus, killing 19 children and the driver and injured 20.
He said the gate would be installed within a week. He said road over bridges or under bridges and gates at unmanned crossings will be constructed wherever required in Telangana.

He said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had ordered a probe. The state government will pay Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia each to the families of the dead.
Home Minister N Narasimha Reddy has also blamed railways for the disaster.

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