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Mamata to visit Mathura tonight

kolkata Updated: Oct 21, 2009 22:19 IST

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she would visit Mathura to take stock of the situation at the site of the train accident that left 22 dead.

"I will be going to Mathura today to visit the accident spot and the injured in hospital," Banerjee told PTI here.

"I express my grief for the loss of lives and injuries caused in the accident," she said.

Banerjee has already ordered an inquiry into the mishap and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased.

A Railway ministry source said that the Commissioner of Railway Safety would begin an enquiry from tomorrow into the accident.

The accident occurred between Mathura and Vrindavan when the Goa Express hit the Udaipur city-Hazrat Nizamuddin Mewar Express from behind at around 4:30 am, apparently after its driver ignored the signal.