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"I pray for quick recovery of injured": PM Modi condoles death of passengers in Bihar train accident

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled those who lost their lives in the October 11 train derailment incident in Bihar's Buxar district.
"Pained by the loss of lives due to the derailment of a few coaches of the North East Express. Condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for a quick recovery of the injured. Authorities are providing all possible assistance to all those affected," the Prime Minister's office quoted Narendra Modi as saying.
The 12506 North-East Express train was headed to Kamakhya near Guwahati in Assam from the national capital's Anand Vihar Terminal when several coaches jumped rails near Raghunathpur station of Danapur division of the East Central Railway in Buxar, Bihar.
At least four people died and over 70 were injured in the accident that took place at 9:35 pm yesterday.
General Manager of East Central Railways (ECR), Tarun Prakash, told ANI, "Four fatalities have been confirmed and rescue operations are underway. A total of 21 coaches derailed."
Bharatiya Janata Party President JP Nadda also condoled the deaths in the mishap.
"The news of the train accident that took place late at night in Buxar, Bihar is extremely sad. At night, I took information about the relief work from Bihar BJP President Samrat Chaudhary and BJP MP from Buxar and Union Minister Ashwani Choubey. Railway administration is rapidly engaged in relief work. I express my deep condolences to the bereaved family. I pray to God for peace of all the departed souls and speedy recovery of the injured," Nadda posted on X.
Northeast Frontier Railway CPRO Sabyasachi De said around 1000 passengers have resumed their journey from Danapur out of which 50-60 per cent are from Assam.
He further said that the Railway Ministry has already announced ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh for death cases Rs 2.50 lakh for grievous injuries and Rs 50,000 for simple injuries which has already been disbursed.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 Lakh each to the families of those who died in the accident.

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