Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20:
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed his grief over the tragic train accident near Kanpur that killed at least 96 passengers in the wee hours today.
Patnaik – who is in New Delhi to participate in a function as part of the Biju Centenary celebrations – took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his condolences for the victims.
Shocked & saddened over the loss of lives in Patna-Indore express derailment. My thoughts with bereaved families & prayers for the injured
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) November 20, 2016
It may be mentioned here that at least 96 people were killed and more than 150 injured when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near the city of Kanpur before dawn today.
The horrific disaster took place when the Patna-bound train’s coaches ran off the rails just after 3 a.m. near Pukhraya station, about 60 km from Kanpur city, railway and police officials said.