New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the students who lost their lives when a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana.
"The prime minister has expressed his deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the accident in Medak district," the Prime Minister's Office said in a tweet.
"The PM prays for the speedy recovery of those injured in the accident," said another tweet.
In a ghastly accident, at least 19 students were killed some 20 other children injured in the accident at Masayipet, about 70 km from Hyderabad, when the bus of a private school was taking the students to their school.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao expressed shock over the accident. He directed officials to provide immediate and best treatment to the injured.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu also expressed grief over the tragedy.
Photos: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt promote 'Badri...' on 'Dil Hai Hindustani'
In pictures: 15 facts about kissing that will surprise you
Photos: Deepika Padukone, Neha Dhupia and Soha Ali Khan at event
Birthday special: Shahid Kapoor's best performances in Bollywood
Photos: Kim Sharma, Sagarika Ghatge, Zaheer Khan at launch in Mumbai