Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he is “extremely pained” by the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar. He said, “My thoughts are with the families of the deceased.” The prime minister also wished for speedy recovery of the injured. “The situation is being monitored very closely by the Railways Ministry,” the PMO tweeted. Modi also assured that Railways Ministry and Uttar Pradesh Government are doing everything possible and providing all assistance required in the wake of the train derailment.
In an unfortunate incident, at least 14 coaches of Puri Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express were derailed near Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. At least 23 persons have been reported dead, according to various media reports. However, official word on deaths is yet to come. Moreover, several people are reportedly injured in the train mishap. Rail minister Suresh Prabhu is personally monitoring the situation. Moreover, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has also expressed concern over the incident.
(This is a developing story death toll might change)