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Hirakhand Express Accident: Over 100 NDRF Personnel Engaged in Rescue Operation

Nearly 100 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force have reached the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailment site in Andhra Pradesh to assist in rescue and relief operations.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:January 22, 2017, 1:29 PM IST
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Hirakhand Express Accident: Over 100 NDRF Personnel Engaged in Rescue Operation
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New Delhi: 100 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force have reached the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailment site in Andhra Pradesh to assist in rescue and relief operations.

Official sources said NDRF personnel will help railway authorities and the local administration in the rescue and relief operations.

Also Read: 32 Dead, Over 60 Injured as Train Derails in Andhra

"NDRD team has already reached the spot to carry out rescue and relief operations," Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

Singh said the train accident in Andhra Pradesh is extremely distressing.

Also Read: Railway Minister Announces Inquiry, Ex-Gratia

"Deeply pained over the loss of precious lives. My condolences to the bereaved families," he said

At least 32 people lost their lives in the derailment at Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district on Saturday last night.

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