74 injured, four critical, as train derails in UP

Evrard Martin
Août 23, 2017

"These include the kanpur-New Delhi Shatabdi Express, the lucknow-Agra Cantt intercity express, the Lucknow-New Delhi Gomti Express and all passenger trains running on the Kanpur-Tundla section", NCR Chief PRO G K Bansal said.

Nandan Kanan Express scheduled to depart from New Delhi on August 23 will run via Palwal-Jhansi-Kanpur, the statement added.

A senior railway official further told TOI that the rescue operation has nearly concluded.

"Some passengers have received Injuries and have been shifted to nearby hospitals.I am personally monitoring situation, rescue operations".

This is the second train mishap in UP Lin less than a week.

Senior officials from Etawah, Auraiya and Kannauj rushed to the spot and oversaw the rescue operation, Kumar told IANS.

At least 70 people were injured when nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Kafiyat Express derailed in Auriya district of Uttar Pradesh.

"We got the information about the tracks at about 2:40 a.m., while the train had already arrived and the accident took place at around 2.35 a.m". Any type of death reports is not noted yet. An NDRF team was also deployed to carry out rescue operations, ANI reported.

The incident comes just three days after 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed at Khatauli on Saturday killing 22 people and injuring dozens. A medical train and a relief train have been dispatched from Allahabad. Railway sources, according to the PTI, said that work for a dedicated freight corridor was going on at the accident site at the time of the incident.

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