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Gorakhpur Express accident: Narendra Modi tweets condolences for victims; speaks to cabinet secretary for an overview of situation

Monday, 26 May 2014 - 1:40pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

In an unforseen tragedy, the Gorakhpur Express collided with a stationary freight train in the district. 

The incident in which many are feared to be dead did not go unnoticed by Narendra Modi, who is to be sworn in later today who tweeted his condolences for the accident's victims.  

At least 20 passengers were today feared killed as the Gorakhdham Express rammed into a stationary freight train in the district. Read more

According District Magistrate Bharat Lal, the incident was caused by the train coming on to the same track as a freight train, however I the opinion of Alok Singh, NE Railway's CPRO, the accident was due to derailment. 





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