Raebareli mishap: Piyush Goyal announces ex-gratia, orders inquiry

DN Bureau

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of those killed in the train derailment earlier in the day, in addition to the Rs 2 lakh compensation announced by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal (File Photo)
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal (File Photo)

Raebareli: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyalannounced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of those killed in the train derailment earlier in the day, in addition to the Rs 2 lakh compensation announced by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Also Read: 7 dead, several injured after train derails in Raebareli

Goyal said Rs 1 lakh would be granted to those with serious injuries, and Rs 50 thousand will be given to those with minor injuries, while Adityanath announced ex-gratia of Rs 50 thousand to those who were seriously injured in the accident.

The Railway Minister also ordered an inquiry into the matter and directed Commission of Railway Safety, Northern Circle to take charge of the same.

Also Read: PM Modi condoles loss of lives in train derailment

As many as seven people died and 21 were injured after nine coaches of New Farakka Express derailed in Raebareli this morning. Officials say the number of casualties is expected to rise. (ANI)

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