PM mourns loss of lives in Kalka Mail derailment
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday expressed sorrow at the loss of lives in a rail accident in Uttar Pradesh and directed the Railway Ministry to deploy all available resources in the area for rescue and relief operations.
Singh also spoke to the Minister of State for Railways about the incident.
"The Prime Minister has expressed deep sorrow and shock at the loss of lives caused by the accident at Malwa station involving the Kalka Mail," a statement from the PMO said.
It said he has spoken to the Minister of State for Railways and to the Chairman, Railway Board and instructed that all available resources in the area be deployed for rescue and relief operations.
The statement said the Ministry of Railways has already announced ex-gratia relief to the next of kin of those killed and also to those injured in the accident.
The accident occurred when 13 bogies of Delhi-bound Kalka Mail from Howrah derailed near Malwa station in Fatehpur today.