Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has ordered an inquiry into the Kushinagar train-school van accident and announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased.
The minister also said that the Railways will provide an ex gratia compensation of Rs. 1 lakh for those with serious injuries and Rs. 50,000 for those with simple injuries.
Thirteen children were killed and eight others injured when a train rammed into their school van at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar area, around 50 km from Gorakhpur, this morning.
In a statement, Mr Goyal said he was deeply anguished and pained by the loss of lives of young school children at an unmanned level crossing in Kushinagar. Read More