Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his condolences to the family members of the deceased in the Friday train mishap near Anekal, Bangalore on Friday.
"Saddened by the loss of lives due to derailment of Bangalore-Ernakulam express. Condolences to the families of the deceased," Modi said in a statement.
"I wish the injured a speedy recovery. Railway minister and officials are closely monitoring the situation and ensuring timely relief," he added.
Twelve passengers were killed and 30 injured when the Bangalore-Ernakulam Express derailed at around 7:30 am on Friday. D8 and D9 coaches, which had around 109 passengers, were the worst affected.
Latest reports suggest that the death toll is likely to increase.
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