Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi Wednesday condoled the loss of lives in the derailment of the New Farakka Express near Rae Bareli, and urged the government to take immediate relief measures.
"I am very worried and sad over the derailment of New Farakka Express. Those families that have lost their loved ones, my condolences and prayers are with them. I hope the government will put all its strength in the relief and rescue work, and all medical facilities will be provided to the people without any hassle," Rahul Gandhi said in a Facebook post.
She said her thoughts and prayers were with the families of the victims.
Sonia Gandhi hoped that the injured were provided prompt and expeditious medical aid, and relief, and a thorough inquiry would be conducted to affix responsibility and accountability, a party statement said.
She urged the railways and state government authorities to take adequate and immediate relief and rescue measures.
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