New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his sorrow over the death of thirteen innocent children in a collision between a passenger train and school van in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. The PM said that this incident will be examined by the UPA government and will take action. Today Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going to the place of the accident. In morning, when the school was going to school with children of Divine Public School, he was confronted with Sivan Gorakhpur passenger near the Dudhihi crossing of Visunpura police station. It is being told that this accident happened due to negligence of the driver of the school van.
The driver of the school van had put earphones in the ear. The children were shouting to stop the van but the driver did not listen. Local people said that there was no Gate Man on this railway crossing. An employee on the side of the railway, called Gate Mitra, was doing his duty during the coming train on this unmanned railway crossing. In the morning, he tried to stop the school van but the driver did not listen because of the earphone and he went to the crossing.
The children who have died are between the age of eight to 12 years. Twenty children were sitting in the van. After the collision, thirteen children died on the spot while seven children were badly injured, who were immediately sent to the primary health center then to Gorakhpur Medical College.
In this unmanned railway crossing, there have already been accidents. Although the locals have been demanding a gate several times, no gate was imposed here. CM Yogi Adityanath ordered to give compensation of two lakh rupees to the family of deceased children while ordering an inquiry into the incident.