NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered condolences to the families of those killed in the train collision in eastern Uttar Pradesh last night.
"The Prime Minister has expressed condolences to the families of those who lost their lives or were grievously injured in the Krishak Express-Barauni Express train collision
near Gorakhpur district," an official statement said.
At least 12 persons were killed and 45 injured when a speeding passenger train allegedly jumped signal and collided with another train which was taking a turn on a loop line last night.
The Maduadeeh-Lucknow Krishak Express hit Barauni bound express train from Lucknow from the side while it was on the loop line at Nandanagar railway crossing, about seven km from Gorakhpur.