New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed pain and distress over the loss of lives due to derailment of Kamayani Express and Janata Express in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday.

“The two train accidents in Madhya Pradesh are deeply distressing. Deeply pained over the loss of lives. Condolences to families of deceased,” Modi said in a tweet.

“My prayers with the injured. Authorities are doing everything possible on the ground. The situation is being monitored very closely.”

Two back-to-back train derailment took place at the same spot in Madhya Pradesh around midnight on Tuesday, with several bogies and engines of Varanasi-bound Kamayani Express and Mumbai-bound Janata Express falling into a swollen river.

More than 20 people have died so far in the accident and several injured. However, authorities are yet declare the exact figure.

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