Prime Minister Expresses Sorrow at Loss of Lives in Rail Accident

Prime Minister has expressed sorrow at the loss of lives in an accident at an unmanned level crossing gate near Bharia-Bishanpur village in Madhubani district of Bihar. A jeep collided with the Anand Vihar-Jainagar Garib Rath Express, and 18 precious lives were lost.

Prime Minister has sanctioned ex-gratia assistance of Rs. 2 lakhs each to the next of the kin of the deceased, and Rs. 50000 - each to the grievously injured.