President, PM Condole Deaths in UP Train Accident

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President, PM Condole Deaths in UP Train Accident

File photo of President Pranab Mukherjee. (Press Trust of India)

New Delhi:  President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the loss of lives in the collision of two trains in Uttar Pradesh.

Fourteen people were killed in the accident that took place around 11.30 pm on Tuesday after Krishak Express jumped a signal, bringing it on the same track on which the Barauni Express was running.

In his message to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, the president said: "I am deeply saddened to learn about the accident in which a number of persons have lost their lives and some were injured, when two passenger trains collided."

"I am sure that the state government is providing all possible assistance to the bereaved families who have lost their near and dear ones, as well as medical aid to the injured."

Mr Modi, also in a message, expressed his condolences to the families of those who died or were grievously injured.

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