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Train derailment: MP CM Chouhan arrives in Kanpur with a team of doctors

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Kanpur with a team of doctors and officials in the wake of the train derailment that claimed more than 100 lives on Sunday. He met the injured at LLR Hospital.

india Updated: Nov 20, 2016 16:42 IST
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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited the injured at LLR Hospital in Kanpur on Sunday.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited the injured at LLR Hospital in Kanpur on Sunday.(HT Photo)

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Kanpur with a team of doctors and officials in the wake of the train derailment that claimed more than 100 lives on Sunday. He met the injured at LLR Hospital.

“Our priority is to provide medical facilities to the injured people. Those who are from Madhya Pradesh can be shifted to Indore for treatment,” Chouhan said.

Chouhan was accompanied by minister Narottam Mishra, other officials and a team of 30 doctors who will stay in Kanpur to assist in rescue and relief operations.

The MP chief minister announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of those killed, Rs 50,000 to seriously injured, and Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries.

Most victims of the tragedy were from Madhya Pradesh, followed by Bihar, according to reports.

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