President condoles loss of lives in Karnataka train accident

 President Pranab Mukherjee today expressed his grief over the loss of lives in the Karnataka train accident as he asked government agencies to ensure all help to the victims of the tragedy.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 14, 2015, 06:58 AM IST

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today expressed his grief over the loss of lives in the Karnataka train accident as he asked government agencies to ensure all help to the victims of the tragedy.

In his message to Governor Vajubhai Vala, the President said "I am saddened to learn about the derailment of a train near Anekal Road, Bengaluru this morning, in which some persons have lost their lives and many others are injured. I understand rescue and 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."

He also asked the Governor to convey his heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased.
"I wish speedy recovery to the injured persons," he said.