You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Sonia, Rahul express shock over children's death in Gorakhpur

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

chief and party vice president today expressed deep shock over the death of 30 children at a hospital in due to lack of oxygen.

The president said she was pained beyond words by the humongous tragedy and that her heart went out to the families of the innocent children who "fell prey to gross negligence and incorrigible misconduct on part of the authorities".

She urged the to take immediate cognisance of the crime and bring the culprits to book. She also called upon the state workers to provide relief to families of the victims.

Congress vice president said the "BJP-led was responsible for the tragedy."

"Deeply pained. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. govt is responsible and should punish the negligent, who caused this tragedy," he tweeted.

At least 30 children died in the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh since the past two days, district magistrate Rajeev Rautela said today.

Though he gave no reason for the deaths, the Union home ministry said according to the SP of Gorakhpur, 21 children died due to shortage of supply of liquid oxygen.

The incident triggered a spate of reactions from the opposition parties, with the and the Congress seeking the resignation of the state health minister.

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

First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 23:13 IST