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UP: 8 coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derail, 2 injured

PTI
Published Apr 15, 2017, 11:20 am IST
Updated Apr 15, 2017, 11:51 am IST
UP CM Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 50,000 each for people with grave injured and Rs 25,000 each to those with minor injuries.
Train derailment in Uttar Pradesh-Rampur. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)
 Train derailment in Uttar Pradesh-Rampur. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

New Delhi:  Eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday leaving at least two passengers injured, railway officials said.

The accident happened between Munda pandey and Rampur railway stations, Northern railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said.

 

He said while two passengers have been injured there was no casualty in the accident. Moradabad Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) has reached the spot to oversee the rescue and relief operations.

A medical team has also reached the spot, he said. The official said causes of the accidents are not known yet. Earlier, police officials in Rampur had said 15 passengers were injured and rushed to hospital.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had ordered an enquiry to look into the causes, said personally monitoring situation.

Meanwhile, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced Rs 50,000 each for people with grave injured and Rs 25,000 each to those with minor injuries.

 

Railways has also announced Rs 50,000 as compensation to those injured.

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