In response to the accident on the unmanned level crossing between Tamkuhi Road and Dudahi station today in which 13 school children lost their lives and seven got injured and were rushed to the Padrauna Civil Hospital, Union Minister for Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal expressing deep pain said,“I am deeply anguished and pained by the loss of lives of young school children at an unmanned level crossing in Kushinagar, UP. My thoughts are with families of the deceased and I pray for the early recovery of the injured. Ministry of Railways will provide an ex gratia amount of Rs 2 lakh for kin of the deceased, Rs 1 lakh for those with serious injuries and Rs 50,000 for those with simple injuries. I have ordered a senior level enquiry into the incident. We stand committed to take all possible steps to avoid such accidents in future”.
Administrative inquiry has been ordered into the accident.