Kanpur/Nagpur: An elderly person from Nagpur lost his life, while his wife suffered critical injuries but she is missing in the Kanpur train tragedy that claimed over 100 lives on Sunday.
Fourteen coaches of Indore-Patna Rajendra Nagar Express derailed near Kanpur in which Arun Admane, 65, died while his wife Padma, 58 suffered serious injuries. It is so far not known in which hospital she is admitted.
A retired teacher from Sevasadan School, Admane couple lived near Kumbhalkar Social Work College in Ganeshpeth. They have two sons, Vishal, an engineer at a renowned company in Hyderabad and Pankaj, poultry farm owner in Darwha, Yavatmal.
Being highly religious, the Admane couple used to go on pilgrimage every year. They left Nagpur on November 16 and after visiting Omkareshwar Temple, left Indore for Varanasi on Saturday.
Vishal received a call from his father Arun Admane’s mobile on Sunday morning. The caller identified himself as a police officer and told him about his father’s death. The information was immediately relayed to Pankaj and a pall of gloom descended over the Ganeshpeth area soon afterwards.
The uncertainty over Padma’s condition has left the Admane family deeply worried. Their relatives near Kanpur have started combing hospitals there looking for her. Vishal and Pankaj boarded a flight for Delhi late on Sunday, from where they will travel to Kanpur and then to Akbarpur.