PM Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu
PM Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu

Prez Murmu and PM Modi condoles loss of lives in West Bengal train accident

Deeply distressing: President Droupadi Murmu on Monday condoled the loss of lives in a train accident in West Bengal, and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

New Delhi | President Droupadi Murmu on Monday condoled the loss of lives in a train accident in West Bengal, and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

At least five persons died and around 30 others were injured after a goods train collided with the Sealdah-bound Kanchanjunga Express near Rangapani station in West Bengal, police said.

Rescue operations were underway at the spot, about seven km from North Bengal's New Jalpaiguri station, and the injured persons were being shifted to nearby hospitals.

"The news of the loss of lives due to a train accident in Darjeeling, West Bengal is deeply distressing. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured and success of relief and rescue operations," Murmu said in a post on X.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the loss of lives in the train accident near New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal.

At least 15 people were killed and around 60 others injured after a goods train collided with the Sealdah-bound Kanchanjunga Express near Rangapani station in West Bengal, police said.

In a post on X, the prime minister said the "railway accident in West Bengal is saddening. Condolences to those who lost their loved ones". "I pray that the injured recover at the earliest. Spoke to officials and took stock of the situation. Rescue operations are underway to assist the affected. The Railways Minister Shri @AshwiniVaishnaw Ji is on the way to the site of the mishap as well," he added.