Death toll in Hirakhand Express train derailment climbs to 36; PM Modi saddened by tragedy

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Bhubaneswar: At least 36 people were killed and over 50 were believed to be injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh. Rescue and relief operations are underway. Here are all the LIVE updates:-

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13:23 PM

Families of victims from AP who lost lives in the railway accident will get Rs. 5 lakh compensation under Chandranna Bima: Chandrababu Naidu

This compensation is in addition to the Rs.2 lakh announced by Union Railways Minister: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu

12:40 PM

Condolences to families who lost their loved ones. Our hospital & helicopter are ready in Jagdalpur for emergency: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

10:32 AM

Toll in Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailment climbs to 32: Odisha DGP K B Singh

10:26 AM

One NDRF team from Visakhapatnam present at the Hirakhand Express derailment site in Andhra, four teams from Bhubaneswar en route for rescue.

 

10:25 AM

Spoke to Rail Minister, he assured me of best treatment for injured & transport fr affected passengers of Hirakhand accident: Dharmendra Pradhan

 

10:25 AM

One NDRF team from Visakhapatnam present at the HirakhandExpress derailment site in Andhra, four teams from Bhubaneswar en route for rescue.

 

10:21 AM

Kuneru (Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh): Visuals of rescue operation being conducted by NDRF teams at Hirakhand Express derailment site.

09:32 AM

32 have been reported dead, about 50 injured: Poonam Guha, Collector Rayagada on Hirakhand Express derailment

09:32 AM

My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones due to derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express. The tragedy is saddening, says PM Narendra Modi.

The Railway Ministry is monitoring the situation very closely and is working to ensure quick rescue and relief operations: PM on Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express tragedy

I pray for a speedy recovery of all those injured due to the train accident: PM on Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express tragedy

09:32 AM

My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones due to derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express. The tragedy is saddening, says PM Narendra Modi.

The Railway Ministry is monitoring the situation very closely and is working to ensure quick rescue and relief operations: PM on Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express tragedy

I pray for a speedy recovery of all those injured due to the train accident: PM on Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express tragedy

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