Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the loss of lives in the derailment of the Patna-Indore Express.

He tweeted:

The Prime Minister said that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is personally monitoring the situation.

At least 45 people have been killed and over 150 injured in the derailment of the Indore-Patna Express in Kanpur dehat district in the wee hours on Sunday, PTI reported.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar too expressed deep sorrow over the derailment.

Describing the train accident as 'tragic', Kumar expressed condolence to the bereaved families and prayed to the almighty to give them strength to bear with the loss of lives of their near and dear ones.

The Chief Minister also prayed for speedy recovery of those injured in the train accident, an official statement said.

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