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Akhilesh Yadav announces financial assistance to Ajmer-Sealdah Express victims

Wed, 28 Dec 2016-02:10pm , Lucknow , PTI

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced financial assistance of Rs 50,000 on Wednesday, to those seriously injured in the Kanpur train mishap and Rs 25,000 to those who suffered minor wounds.

The chief minister wished speedy recovery to the passengers injured after 15 coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed early on Wednesday morning near Rura Railway Station in Kanpur Dehat district when the train was crossing a bridge over a dry canal. He directed officials to take adequate measures for the treatment of the injured and said there should be no laxity in this regard, an official release said here.

The chief minister also asked officials to extend all assistance to railway authorities in providing succour to the passengers. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Shivkant Ojha ordered cancellation of leave of all doctors in government-run hospitals in Kanpur division.