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Bengal train accident: PM Modi condoles loss of lives, says rescue operation on war footing

The Prime Minister stated that Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw is on his way to the location in a post on X.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Annesha Barua -- June 17th 2024 12:58 PM -- Updated: June 17th 2024 01:25 PM
Bengal train accident: PM Modi condoles loss of lives, says rescue operation on war footing

Bengal train accident: PM Modi condoles loss of lives, says rescue operation on war footing

PTC News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his sympathies to the families of those who died in this morning's train tragedy in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. He has also said that he has spoken to officials to assess the situation, and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw is also scheduled to visit the scene. The PM expressed his sadness about the collision and said he was praying for the injured parties to heal quickly.

The Prime Minister stated, "The railway accident in West Bengal is saddening," in a post on X. Sending sympathy to those who have lost a dear one. I hope the wounded people get better as soon as possible. spoke with representatives and assessed the circumstances. under order to help those affected, rescue procedures are under progress. The accident scene is being visited by Railways Minister Shri @AshwiniVaishnaw Ji as well."


A compensation of Rs 50,000 for the injured and Rs 2 lakh for each of the families of the deceased has also been provided by the Prime Minister's Office. 

Eight persons were killed and at least twenty-five injured when the Kanchanjunga Express, which was traveling from Silchar, Assam, to Sealdah in Kolkata, was struck from behind by a goods train near Rangapani station, which is close to New Jalpaiguri. Three of the victims were Railway employees. When traveling to Darjeeling, travelers from various states use the crowded New Jalpaiguri railway station.

Also Read: West Bengal train accident: 5 killed in Kanchanjunga Express mishap as Sealdah-bound train collides with goods train

- With inputs from agencies

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