New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed their condolences to the families of the 19 school children who were killed when a train rammed into their school bus at an unmanned level crossing in Telangana.
“Smt Sonia Gandhi has expressed deep grief at the accident in Medak where several children lost their lives. Extending her condolences to the families, Smt. Sonia Gandhisaid that her prayers were with them in this moment and expressed the hope that all necessary steps are taken to ensure full road and rail safety, “said an AICC press release.
"My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost young children in the terrible accident in Medak. We must make rail and road safety a priority to ensure that such accidents do not take place and innocent lives are not lost," said Rahul Gandhi in a statement.
At least 19 students were killed and some 20 other children injured when the bus of a private school was rammed by a train at Masayipet, about 70 km from Hyderabad.