Safety of people on priority; politics later: Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed grief over loss of lives due to the unfortunate derailment of 14 coaches of Indore-Patna Express at Pukhrayan, 100 kms away from Kanpur station.
Talking to reporters at Lok Bhavan here, Chief Minister said that priority right now is to save and rescue as many people as possible.
At least 100 people have died and over 200 are injured in the midnight train accident.
What else CM said?
- I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives in Patna-Indore train derailment.
- I spoke to Railway Minister and have assured that State Govt will provide whatever help needed in the rescue operations.
- On being asked if railway minister should take responsibility of the incident and serve his resignation, CM said that this is not the right time discuss politics.
- When I was informed about the incident, I immediately directed concerned officials to rush to the spot and conduct primary rescue operations.
- I want to thank officials for conducting rescue works immediately.
- Few officials were injured in a car accident on Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Friday.
- Thanks to God that they didn't sustain serious injuries.