Dead, Several Injured After Train Derails In Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot

27 November, 2017, 01:46 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • Vasco Da Gama Patna Express derailed near Manikpur railiway station in Uttar Pradesh

Three other train accidents were reported in less than 12 hours killing seven and injuring at least 11. According to Additional Director General (Law and Order), Anand Kumar, fractured railway track could have derailed the coaches.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday condoled the loss of lives in Patna-bound 12741 Vasco Da Gama express derailment in Uttar Pradesh's Manikpur and ordered a probe into the incident. Fourteen of the train's coaches derailed one after another when the train was crossing Manikpur station. "My honest condolences to the families of the deceased", Mr Goyal said in a tweet.

The Home Department officials told IANS that rescue and relief operations were ongoing. Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani made a spot inspection in the afternoon. "My honest condolences to the families of the deceased", Goyal tweeted. Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister, UP, also announced a compensation of INR 2 Lakh for the family members of those killed in the accident; furthermore, assuring INR 50,000 for every person who is seriously injured, and INR 25,000 for victims of minor injuries. The third passenger who succumbed to his injuries at a hospital is yet to be identified.

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Providing a breakup of the derailed coaches, North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said, the coaches which jumped off the rails were coaches numbered S3-S11, two general coaches and two extra coaches.

Here are the images of the train accident.

In a separate incident in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, a local train hit a Bolero auto, killing four and injuring two.

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