Prez, PM Modi expresses grief over Kushinagar accident
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the Kushinagar accident that claimed 13 students' lives.
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the Kushinagar accident that claimed 13 students' lives and assured that the Uttar Pradesh government and Railway department will take appropriate action on it.
At least 11 school students were killed after the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a passenger train at an unmanned crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar.
"I am extremely saddened on hearing about the death of 11 school students in a collision between a school van and a train in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar. The Uttar Pradesh government and railway dept will take appropriate action," Prime Minister Modi said while interacting with the Karnataka faction through the NaMo App.
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Meanwhile, President Kovind took to Twitter and expressed his deepest condolences on the concerned accident.
कुशीनगर, उतर प्रदेश में मासूम बच्चों को ले जा रही बस की दुर्घटना के बारे में जानकर बहुत दुख हुआ है। मेरी संवेदनाएं और प्रार्थनाएं शोकाकुल परिवारों तथा घायल हुए लोगों, ख़ासकर बच्चों के साथ हैं - राष्ट्रपति कोविन्द— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 26, 2018
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the District Administration to provide all possible help and medical aid to the injured children.
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All students are said to be from Divine Public School.
A total of 18 students were travelling in the vehicle. The remaining, who suffered injuries were immediately shifted to the nearby hospital for further treatment. (ANI)