"PM has expressed grief on the loss of lives in the train accident in UP and has wished the injured a speedy recovery," PMO said.

Modi has asked the Railway Minister to closely monitor the situation and ensure speedy relief and assistance at the  spot, it added.

Over 30 people were killed and around 150 others injured when the engine and two adjoining coaches of the Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express derailed near Bachrawan Railway Station in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

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