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Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailment: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav announces Rs 50,000 ex-gratia for critically injured

Financial Assistance Of Rs 50,000 To Those Seriously Injured In The Kanpur Train Mishap And Rs 25,000 To Those Who Suffered Minor Wounds.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Dec 2016, 03:53:23 PM
UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announces ex-gratia to injured in Sealdah Ajmer Express derailment

Lucknow :

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured in the Kanpur train mishap and Rs 25,000 to those who suffered minor wounds.

The chief minister wished speedy recovery to the passengers injured after 15 coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed early this morning near Rura Railway Station in Kanpur Dehat district when the train was crossing a bridgeover a dry canal.

He directed officials to take adequate measures for the treatment of the injured and said there should be no laxity in this regard, an official release said in Lucknow.

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The chief minister also asked officials to extend all assistance to railway authorities in providing succour to the passengers. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Shivkant Ojha ordered cancellation of leave of all doctors in government-run hospitals in Kanpur division.

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First Published : 28 Dec 2016, 03:11:00 PM