Indore-Patna Express derailment: Rajnath asks NDRF to help in rescue and relief measures

The Home Minister asked NDRF Chief O P Singh to provide all assistance to the Railway authorities and Uttar Pradesh government.

Published: 20th November 2016 10:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th November 2016 10:51 AM   |  A+A-

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh | AFP

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today took stock of the situation in the wake of the derailment of the Indore-Patna Express in Kanpur and asked the Director General of National Disaster Response Force to rush to the spot.
    
The Home Minister asked NDRF Chief O P Singh to provide all assistance to the Railway authorities and Uttar Pradesh government in relief and rescue operations.
    
The Home Minister also spoke to Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu about the accident and took stock of the situation, official sources said.
    
Three NDRF teams have been rushed from Varanasi and Lucknow to the accident spot. There are 45 personnel in each team.
    
63 people were killed and over 150 injured when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur dehat district in the wee hours today.

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