CM Expresses Condolence for Jajpur Train Mishap, Announces Rs 2 Lakh Ex-Gratia

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister expressed condolence over the Jajpur train mishap.

He also announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased. CM Naveen Patnaik directed the administration to expedite the rescue operation and provide adequate treatment to the injured persons.

A goods train derailed in Jajpur district in the wee hours on Monday. Three persons died in this accident.

According to sources, the train rammed into the station after the derailment. The train was on its way to Cuttack from Bhadrak when it met the accident.

The identity of the casualties is not known yet.

The reason for the derailment is yet to be known. Railway officers reached the spot and started to probe.

Some trains scheduled to run on the line are delayed due to the accident.

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