Kushinagar accident: Yogi tells protesters to stop drama

Kushinagar accident: Protesters throng mishap site; Yogi blames van driver

As Adityanath reached the accident spot after visiting the district hospital, an angry crowd raised slogans against railway and local authorities. PTI File photo

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday faced angry protests during his visit here to get a first hand account of the train-school van collision that left 13 children dead.

As Adityanath reached the accident spot after visiting the district hospital, an angry crowd raised slogans against railway and local authorities.

The chief minister tried to pacify them using a megaphone. "Narebazi band karo, nautanki band karo" (stop raising slogans, stop this drama). I have come here to express my sympathies," he said.

However, the protesters were not satisfied and some of them squatted on the railway track.

They demanded that railway personnel should be posted at the unmanned crossing to avoid such accidents.

Members of Bar Council, Kushinagar, also complained about the "irresponsible attitude" of the district hospital staff.

"As soon as they saw 13 bodies, senior officials of district hospital at Kushinagar referred four injured children and the driver to BRD Hospital without even administering first aid," members of the Bar Council complained to the chief minister, according to an official. 

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