Probe ordered into Kushinagar accident: Piyush Goyal

Hugh Fox
April 27, 2018

As many as 13 children were killed and 8 others were injured after the school bus collided with a speeding train at the crossing.

The train was on its way to Gorakhpur from Siwan. The Uttar Pradesh CM have ordered immediate assistance to the victims and their families and directed Commissioner Gorakhpur. I have come here to express my sympathies."However, the protesters squatted on the railway track and demanded that railway personnel be posted at the unmanned crossing to avoid such accidents. He tried to stop the vehicle but the unfortunate incident happened at unmanned gate 45 near Dudhi station in Banaras division", an official spokesperson said.

While visiting the accident site, CM Adityanath enquired about the treatment being given to the injured at a hospital.

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ADG (Law and Order) of Lucknow Anand Kumar informed that total 18 school students were travelling in the vehicle which met with accident in Kushinagar today morning. "An inquiry from our side has been ordered".

"I spoke to the Railway Minister and have requested him to find a way out to ensure that such unmanned railway crossings be manned", he said.

The minister also said that the Railways will provide an ex gratia amount of Rs 1 lakh for those with serious injuries and Rs 50,000 for those simple injuries.

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An accident relief medical train from Gorakhpur was dispatched to the site, the NE official said. "My heart goes to the family members who have lost their children." said Yogi Adityanath, after he visited the hospital.

Twenty-seven people, including 23 children, died on April 9 when a school bus fell into a gorge in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh.

The accident killed at least a dozen children who were on their way to school, police said.

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