Akhilesh Yadav announces Rs 5 lakh compensation each to family of train accident victims

Photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today declared compensation of 5 lakh rupees each for families of those killed in the Indore-Patna Express accident near Kanpur.

“Akhilesh Yadav announces ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the deceased in train accident; Rs 50,000 for serious injury; Rs 25,000 for injured,” the Chief Minister’s Office tweeted.



At least 96 people were killed and over 150 injured when 14 coaches of the Patna-Indore Express derailed around 3.10 a.m. near the industrial city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh near Pukhraya station.