<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The death toll mounted to 142 in Indore-Patna Express derailment here in Kanpur rural area, as rescue workers wrapped up their operation this morning after efforts continued overnight to pull out the trapped passengers from the mangled bogies.All the 14 derailed coaches of the Patna-bound train 19321 have been removed from the tracks.”133 bodies have been found so far, out of which 110 have been identified,” according to IG (Kanpur range) Zaki Ahmad. 97 bodies have been handed over to relatives, he said.Nearly 200 were injured in the worst train accident in recent years which took place just a little after 0300 hrs yesterday.NDRF, police force and civil administration were engaged in relief work on war footing. Army is also assisting in rescue and other relief work.Terming the loss of lives post the Patna-Indore Express derailment as a very sad incident, the Congress party has demanded a high level probe and called for strict action against the culprits responsible.”It is very surprising the way BJP leaders have started doing politics on this incident. The statement that has come from Murli Manohar Joshiji is a clear indication that it might be a conspiracy. I completely agree with his statement that it could be a conspiracy,” Congress leader Surinder Rajput told ANI.He further said that Murli Manohar Joshi should investigate and reveal if there is a conspiracy.”He must also tell the people that if this conspiracy is aimed at diverting the attention of the people from the issue of demonetization, as the whole country are in state of anarchy,” Rajput said.Meanwhile, the Indian Railways has announced compensation of Rs. 3.5 lakh each for families of those killed, Rs. 50,000 for seriously injured and 25 thousand rupees for minor injury.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also exgratia of Rs.2 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed and Rs. 50,000 for those seriously injured.Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced compensation of Rupees 2 lakh while Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has also announced ex-gratia of 5 lakh rupees in case of death.


Indore-Patna express derailment: Death toll mounts to 142; frantic search for survivors continue