Train derailment: Families throng Patna railway station

Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) Worried and anxious family members of the passengers aboard the ill-fated Indore-Patna express train that derailed on Sunday morning killing over 50 persons, have thronged the Patna railway station to make inquiries about the safety of their kin, officials said.

The East Central Railway has set up a helpline booth at the Patna junction to provide information to the family members, railway officials said.

Some people have started to protest over delays to provide information of the passengers.

“We are still collecting informations about the passengers,” a railway official said.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief over the incident.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an inquiry over the cause of the accident that occurred shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday morning near Pukhraya station in Kanpur.

Fourteen coaches were derailed.

–IANS

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