Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has announced compensation for those affected
In the aftermath of the accident, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakh for the kin of the deceased, Rs. 1 lakh for those grievously injured, and Rs. 50,000 for those who suffered simple injuries.
Soon after the accident, a relief train was dispatched to evacuate stranded passengers, and help with relief and rescue efforts.
As per latest reports, the train, which has all necessary arrangements like food, blankets, etc., has reached Danapur station, where additional coaches will be added to transport stranded passengers to Delhi.
Meanwhile, all passenger trains on the route have been cancelled.
READ: The Railway Ministry's tweet about the accident
We express profound grief over the loss of innocent lives in tragic derailment of 12487 Jogbani-AnandVihar Terminal Seemanchal Exp at Sahadaibuzurg in Bihar. Rescue and relief operations are at full swing. Our GM DRM, NDRF teams, officials of local administration are at site