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Rahul, Sonia condole loss of lives in New Farakka Express derailment near Rae Bareli

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and Wednesday condoled the loss of lives in the derailment of the New near Rae Bareli, and urged the government to take immediate relief measures.

Five coaches and the engine of the New Delhi-bound New derailed near early Wednesday, killing at least five people and seriously injuring nine.

"I am very worried and sad over the derailment of New 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," said in a post.

Parliamentary Party (CPP) expressed shock and anguish at the derailment of the train.

She said her thoughts and prayers were with the families of the victims.

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 authorities to take adequate and immediate relief and rescue measures.

Sonia Gandhi also asked the district and Committee and party workers to contribute in providing assistance to the bereaved families, the statement said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 20:55 IST