"The Prime Minister has expressed condolences to the families of those who lost their lives or were grievously injured in the Krishak Express-Barauni Express train collision near Gorakhpur district," an official statement said.
At least 12 persons were killed and 45 injured when a speeding passenger train allegedly jumped signal and collided with another train which was taking a turn on a loop line last night.
The Maduadeeh-Lucknow Krishak Express hit Barauni bound express train from Lucknow from the side while it was on the loop line at Nandanagar railway crossing, about seven km from Gorakhpur.

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