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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu visits Indore Patna Express derailed site

  • derailed, Indore Patna Express, Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister, Pukhraya station
    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu talks with officers at the spot at Pukhraya station where Indore - Patna Express derailed

    On 27 November, 1956, an Indian Railways train met with an accident at Arilayur in Tamil Nadu, killing 144 passengers. Exactly 60 years after that incident, Indians woke up to the news of the Indore-Patna train disaster killing 142 passengers.

  • derailed, Indore Patna Express, Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister, Pukhraya station
    Railway Minister Suresh prabhu talk officers during as he arrives at spot at Pukhraya station where Indore - Patna Express derailed at ...

    Back then, when 142 passengers died, Railways minister Lal Bahadur Shastri decided to perform penance and resign. "I am responsible," Shastri said and quit in Parliament.

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