Probe ordered into Kushinagar accident: Piyush Goyal

27 April, 2018, 01:20 | Author: Donnie King
  • 13 Children Killed As Train Hits School Bus At Unmanned Railway Crossing In Uttar Pradesh

"As I was coming amidst you, I got sad news from Uttar " Pradeshs Kushinagar about train ramming into a school bus in " which children were travelling, many children are killed".

According to the reports, there were near about eight children who were injured in the accident and at least 13 children died on the spot.

Surcharge on power for farmers has been waived off with immediate effect, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Thursday evening.

"It was unmanned level crossing gate at Behpurva, with Gate Mitra deployed there". Gate 45 near Dudhi station falls in Railway's Varanasi division. The van collided with the Siwan-Gorakhpur passenger train, but the cause of accident is not yet known, the police official said.

The angry protesters even prevented the chief minister from visiting the accident site.

"Railways is not responsible in case of unmanned level crossings", said Ashwani Lohani, chairman of the Indian Railway Board.




The impact of the crash lifted the bus several meters into the air, killing 10 children instantly, district chief medical officer Akhilesh Kumar Singh told Agence France Presse. "An inquiry from our side has been ordered". "Note, what I am saying", Yogi Adityanath said to protesters.

"Ministry of Railways will provide an ex gratia amount of Rs 2 lakh for kin of the deceased, Rs 1 lakh for those with serious injuries and Rs 50,000 for those with simple injuries".

After inspecting the site, Adityanath had said that prima facie the van driver appeared to be at fault.

Responding to the reports of chief minister reprimanding the victims' families, UP minister Shrikant Sharma said, "Chief Minister went to the spot and hospital".

It was the second deadly incident involving a school bus this month.

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