Patna-Indore express derailment: 4-year old tries to recognise father from photo of the dead
Kanpur: The derailment accident of Patna-Indore express on Sunday morning near Kanpur in early morning hours has led to sudden deaths of 133 people.
A 4-year old, who was brought to Community Health Centre on Sunday after the train derailment was asked to recognise his father from the photos of dead.
With his fractured right leg in a cast, his right hand covered in bandages and his left hand tightly clutching a toy car on bed, a policeman held a phone close to Adarsh Pandey so that he could look at photos of some dead victims to identify if any of them was his father.
Sobbing and traumatised Adarsh was just able to convey that he was travelling with his father Ravindra Pandey and mother Pooja to Kanpur. “Kanpur ja rahe the, mausi ke yahan ja rahe the (We were going to Kanpur, to my aunt’s place),” he says softly, when asked.
CHC Superintendent Dr Sanjiv Kumar said, "Adarsh hasn’t been able to say where he is from. He gave a school’s name that they are now trying to trace. We think that school is in Bhopal. We have sent his photos to the Bhopal district magistrate. We hope to find someone who knows him,” said Kumar.