Anguished and 'pained' over recent train accidents in Uttar Pradesh, Suresh Prabhu has offered to quit from his post of Railway Minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, however, “asked him to wait.”

In a series of tweet, Prabhu wrote, “I am extremely pained by the unfortunate accidents, injuries to passengers and loss of precious lives. It has caused me deep anguish.

“I met the Hon'ble Prime Minister @narendramodi taking full moral responsibility. Hon’ble PM has asked me to wait.”

Nine coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh this morning,resulting in injuries to at least 70 people.

The train travelling from Azamgarh to Delhi collided with a dumper at around 2:50 am between Pata and Achhalda railway stations.

At least 23 persons were killed and 400 were  injured as six coaches of Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar area on Saturday.

 

 

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