Kanpur train accident: Anguished on the loss of lives, tweets PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the loss of lives in the derailment of the Patna-Indore Express.

"Anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families," he said in a tweet.

The Prime Minister said that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is personally monitoring the situation. "Prayers with those injured in the tragic train accident. I've spoken to @sureshpprabhu, who is personally monitoring the situation closely," Modi said.

At least 45 people have been killed and over 150 injured in the derailment of the Indore-Patna Express in Kanpur dehat district in the wee hours of Sunday.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Nov 20, 2016 08:58:44 IST

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