Kanpur : Rescue operation is still underway as the death toll in one of the worst rail disasters in the country that took place when the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur, has reached 142.

“Though the chances of any recovery (of bodies) are remote, but we don’t want to take any chances, hence continuing the rescue operation,” an NDRF personnel said.

Speaking on the train tragedy in Rajya Sabha, Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu describe the the incident as unfortunate and said that a forensic inquiry has been ordered.

“Forensic enquiry has been ordered to look into all possible angles. Guilty will be given strict punishment,” Prabhu said.

A special train carrying around 300 Kanpur accident survivors reached the Bihar capital early on Monday.

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