Kanpur: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited hospitals in Kanpur city and announced financial assistance to the kin of the deceased and those injured in the derailment of Indore-Patna Express, state minister Narottam Mishra informed.
Visiting the injured at Ursula and Hallet Hospitals in Kanpur in the afternoon, Chouhan announced Rs 2 lakh assistance to the kin of each the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured. He also said the grievously injured will be taken to Bhopal if they want, the Madhya Pradesh Water Resources minister said.
Mishra himself visited the Mati mortuary in Kanpur rural where bodies of the accident victims are kept.
Expressing satisfaction with the treatment being provided to the injured, “If the injured people want, we will take them to Bhopal for treatment. Also arrangements are being made for taking the bodies of the deceased to their homes in Madhya Pradesh.”
Over 100 passengers were killed and more than 200 injured, nearly half of them grievously, when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Pukhraya in Kanpur dehat district in the wee hours today. PTI
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