New Delhi, November 20
Fourteen coaches of the Indore Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to latest reports, at least 112 people have lost their lives and 200 were injured in the train accident. The train reportedly derailed around 3 am in the morning. Police, NDRF and medical teams rushed to the site of the accident to attend to the injured. Cranes and gas-cutters were used to rescue people from the mangled remains. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is expected to reach the accident spot to monitor relief efforts.
Meanwhile, the Indian Railways has listed the coach numbers which were derailed. “14 coaches which derailed are Seating cum Luggage Rake,GS,GS,A1,B1/2/3,BE,S1/2/3/4/5/6,” the Indian Railways said.
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New Delhi, November 20
In a moment of national tragedy, fourteen coaches of the Indore Patna Express train derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, early Sunday morning, leading to the death of over 110 people and injuring 200 others. Following the incident that reportedly took place at 3:00 AM, police, NRDF and medical teams were rushed to the site for carrying out rescue operations.Union Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu said that strictest possible action would be taken against those found responsible for the accident. In a series of tweets Prabhu noted that senior officials would be reaching the site as soon as possible to offer assistance. “Medical assistance of all kinds is offered. Rail mobile medical units rushed to site. All injured rushed to hospitals, immediate medical help,” the Railways Minister tweeted. The coach numbers derailed in the accident were the Seating cum Luggage Rake,GS,GS,A1,B1/2/3,BE,S1/2/3/4/5/6. A total of 78 PNRs carrying 128 passengers were insured by the IRCTC. A total of Rupees 12. 8 crores would be rolled out as insurance pay. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha told reporters that the cause of the accident could be due to track fracture.aking stock of the situation Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav directed the state Director General of Police to personally monitor the relief operations. He further announced that an amount of Rs. 5 lakh will be paid to family of each of those killed in the accident Rs. 50,000 to those seriously injured. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan also announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh to the kin of each of those who lost their lives in the accident and Rs. 50,000 to those injured.