PATNA: Extending condolences to the families of the Madhya Pradesh train derailment victims, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said had instructed officials to proactively work with railway authorities to provide relief and assistance.
“Extremely saddened to hear of the twin train accident last night. My heartfelt condolences to families of the victims,” Nitish said on twitter. “Have instructed officials to proactively work with railway authorities to provide relief and assistance to affected families,” he added.
At least 28 people have died after two passenger trains, Kamayani Express and Janata Express, derailed within minutes of each other while crossing flooded tracks in Madhya Pradesh last night.
Several NDRF teams have been rushed to the site of the derailment to carry out relief and rescue operations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan have expressed condolences over the mishap and assured help to those affected by the tragedy.