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New Delhi : PM Narendra Modi on August 19, 2017, has expressed grief over the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. The Prime Minister informed that the situation is being monitored very closely and the Railways Ministry and UP Government are doing everything possible and providing all assistance required.

“Extremely pained by the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. I wish those injured a speedy recovery. The situation is being monitored very closely by the Railways Ministry. Railways Ministry and UP Government are doing everything possible and providing all assistance required in the wake of the train derailment,” the Prime Minister said, according to aPIB release.

Fourteen coaches of a high- speed Utkal Express on August 19 jumped the rails with one of them crashing into a house adjacent to the track near Khatauli at 5.45 pm claiming 23 lives and leaving a large number of passengers injured. Railway ministry officials in Delhi, however, put the casualty at 12.

 

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