Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed shock over the train mishap in Amritsar during the Dussehra celebrations while railway minister Piyush Goyal cancelled all his engagements in the United States and decided to return immediately.
Junior minister Manoj Sinha rushed to the accident site where medical teams and officials had already reached. PM Modi tweeted, “Extremely saddened by the train accident in Amritsar. The tragedy is heart-wrenching. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones and I pray that the injured recover quickly. Have asked officials to provide immediate assistance that is required.” Read more