Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives due to derailment of a few coaches of the North East Express. The PM stressed that authorities are providing all possible assistance to those affected.
A message posted on the PMO’s official X (earlier known as Twitter) handle said, “Pained by the loss of lives due to the derailment of a few coaches of the North East Express. Condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for a quick recovery of the injured. Authorities are providing all possible assistance to all those affected: PM @narendramodi”
Four people died, and 70were injured, after six coaches of the Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express derailed in Bihar’s Buxar on October 11.
Meanwhile, fault in tracks seems to be the possible cause of derailment, sources said citing a preliminary investigation report.
The report, signed by six railway officials including the driver of the ill-fated train, stated, “It seems that derailment occurred due to fault in tracks.” It estimated that the cost of damage due to the accident is more than Rs 52 crore.