Lucknow/New Delhi: At least 50 people have been injured after nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours of Wednesday.
The train travelling from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh to Delhi collided with a dumper at around 2:50 am between Pata and Achalda railway stations, a spokesperson for the North Central Railway (NCR) said.
Uttar Pradesh's Principal Secretary (home) Arvind Kumar said eight bogies were derailed of which one overturned, no casualties were reported.
He said the rescue operation was over and 74 passengers got minor injuries of which four were critical adding that two were referred to Etawah and two to Saifai.
This is the second train derailment in the state in four days. At least 50 passengers were injured and have been rushed to the hospital, said M C Chauhan, General Manager, NCR.
NCR sources said work for a dedicated freight corridor was going on at the site at the time of the accident. Officials were rushed to the spot to provide rescue and relief operations to the passengers.
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted that he was personally monitoring the situation and that the injured passengers have been shifted to nearby hospitals.
Some passengers have received Injuries and have been shifted to nearby hospitals.I am personally monitoring situation,rescue operations 2/— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 23, 2017
Suresh Prabhu said he has directed senior officials to visit the accident site.
An NDRF team has been sent to the accident spot for rescue operations.
Uttar Pradesh Police, on its twitter handle, has put up important numbers after the incident.
On Saturday, Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, killing 23 people and injuring 156....