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  1. Kaifiyat Express derailment: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offers to quit, PM Modi asks him to wait

Kaifiyat Express derailment: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offers to quit, PM Modi asks him to wait

Hours after the Kaifiyat Express derailment incident took place, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu while talking to media said, "I met the Prime Minister taking full moral responsibility."

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 23, 2017 4:06 PM
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Hours after the Kaifiyat Express derailment incident took place, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu while talking to media said that he met the Prime Minister and after taking full moral responsibility of the incident, he offered to quit. But PM Narendra Modi has asked him to wait. He added that he was “extremely pained by unfortunate accidents, injuries to passengers and loss of precious lives. It has caused me deep anguish.” In a series of tweets today he also said, “In less than three years as Minister, I have devoted my blood and sweat for the betterment of the Railways.” Another post by him said, “Under the leadership of PM Modi, tried 2 overcome decades of neglect thru systemic reforms in all areas leading 2 unprecedented investment& milestones.” He also wrote, “New India envisioned by PM deserves a Rlys which is efficient and modern. I promise that is the path, on which Rlys is progressing now.”

Take a look at his tweets-

As many as 74 passengers were injured as nine bogies of the Kaifiyat Express derailed in UP’s Auraiya district early today after dashing against a dumper carrying construction material for railway work, as per officials as quoted by PTI. However, the railways said 25 persons were injured in the incident and that the dumper did not belong to them.

The Kaifiyat Express was travelling from Azamgarh to Delhi when it collided with the dumper at around 2:50 am between Pata and Achhalda railway stations, a spokesperson for the North Central Railway (NCR).

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