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President Kovind, PM Modi condole death of 13 school children in Kushinagar accident

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condiled the death of thirteen school children in a road accident in UP’s Kushinagar.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2018 14:08 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
Kushinagar accident,Schoolchildren killed,Death toll
People gather around the mangled school van after it collided with a moving train in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday morning. (PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives of 13 school children in an accident at a railway crossing in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

Thirteen school children were killed and six others seriously injured in the accident that occurred around 7.10 a.m. when the children were headed to school.

“Shocked to learn about the horrific accident involving a bus carrying innocent school children in Kushinagar. Thoughts and prayers with the bereaved families and with those injured,” the President tweeted.

Modi conveyed his deep pain over the incident and asked the Railways and Uttar Pradesh government to take appropriate action in the matter.

First Published: Apr 26, 2018 14:08 IST