Muzaffarnagar: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed condolences to the grieving kin of the victims who lost their lives in the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express, which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar.
“Sad at train derailment in UP; my thoughts are with deceased & their families. Injured are being rescued & provided relief #PresidentKovind,” President Kovind tweeted.
Talking to his Twitter handle Prime Minister Modi also expressed the pain and asserted that the situation is being closely monitored by the Indian Railway.
“Extremely pained by the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
“I wish those injured a speedy recovery. The situation is being monitored very closely by the Railways Ministry,” he added. He further said that the Indian Railways and Uttar Pradesh Government are working closely to provide relief and rescue operation
“Railways Ministry & UP Government are doing everything possible & providing all assistance required in the wake of the train derailment,” he tweeted. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi also took to his Twitter handle to express shock over the incident.
“Shocked to know about the unfortunate accident of Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar. My thoughts with the families who lost their loved ones,” Gandhi tweeted.