New Delhi [India], Apr. 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the Kushinagar accident that claimed 11 students' lives and assured that the Uttar Pradesh government and Railway department will take appropriate action on it.
"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.
"I am saddened by the news of school children dying in a train accident. I have spoken to senior railway officials and ordered an inquiry into it. We have also announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh each to the kin of the victims," Goyal said in his tweet.
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)