New Delhi, Aug. 19: Expressing profound grief over the loss of innocent lives in a railway accident in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday asked the Indian Railways to provide a compensation of Rs. 10 lakh and jobs to families who had lost their loved ones.
Yadav said over 30 people have lost their lives in this tragedy, and added that the death toll is expected to rise.
“It’s sad and heart-rendering news. Approximately, 30 people have died, the death toll may rise,” Yadav told media here.
“We demand that the Railways give Rs. 10 lakh compensation and jobs to members of families of victims,” he added.
At least 15 people were crushed to death under the wheels of Saharsa-Patna Rajrani Express at Dhamahra Ghat Railway Station near Saharsa this morning. The death toll is expected to rise.
The victims mostly pilgrims were standing on the railway tracks at a station in Katyani Sthan, a religious stopover, waiting to board another train when the train hit them.
The injured people have been rushed to the nearby hospitals in Saharsa. There is complete chaos at the accident site as agitating people were holding protest against railway officials in the station. (ANI)