Statement by Minister of Railways, Shri Piyush Goyal on Kushinagar Accident

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An unfortunate accident on unmanned level crossing (UMLC) between Tamkuhi Road and Dudahi station was reported at 06:45 AM today i.e. 26.04.2018. 13 school children unfortunately lost their lives and 7 injured children were taken to Padrauna Civil Hospital. Administrative inquiry has been ordered into the accident.

Following is the text of Union Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal on the Khushinagar accident:-

e“I am deeply anguished and pained by the loss of lives of young school children at an unmanned level crossing (UMLC) in Kushinagar, UP. My thoughts are with families of the deceased and I pray for the early recovery of the injured.

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.

I have ordered a senior level enquiry into the incident.

We stand committed to take all possible steps to avoid such accidents in future”.

Following are the Helpline numbers for Khushinagar Accident:-

1-Commercial Control Varanasi – 05422224742 ,

2-Station Supdt./Siwan – 09771443944 ,

3-Station Supdt./ Kaptanganj- 9559715398 ,

4-Station Supdt./Deoria Sadar – 9794843924 ,

5-Station Supdt./Padrauna – 9838784742