15 coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer express derailed in Kanpur Dehat; 2 dead
Kanpur Dehat: At least two persons were feared dead and more than 50 were injured when 15 bogies of 12988 Sealdah-Ajmer express train derailed in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh.
According to the eye witnesses two causalities have taken place but the officials denied any such happening.
Accident occurred between Rura-Metha, 50 kms away from Kanpur, at around 0520 hours. Out of the derailed coaches at least 12 were of sleeper class.
Railway and district administration immediately deployed the rescue and relief teams. All doctors who were on leave have been asked to join their duties back.
District Magistrate of Kanpur Dehat,Kumar Ravikant said, "Passengers were being rescued and alternate arrangements were being made for those who want to continue with their journey."
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced ex-gratia of Rs 25,000 to those who sustained injuries while Rs 50,000 will be given to the severely injured.
In slides ahead: Helpline numbers issued by the railways...
Kanpur: 0512-2323015,2323016, 2323018.
Allahabad: 0532- 2408149, 2408128, 2407353.
Tundla: 05612- 220337, 220338, 220339.
Aligarh: 0571- 2404056, 2404055
In slides ahead: Trains that have been diverted due to the derailment...
Trains being diverted due to the derailment:
Train No. 12419 is diverted via LKO-MB-GZB
Train No. 12225 is diverted via LJN-MB-GZB
Train No. 12826 will run via PWL-JCO
Train No. 12312 will run via MB-JCO
Train No. 12488 will run via MB-JOC
See in slides: What railway minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted regarding the accident...
In slides: What ANI had tweeted initially..
In slides ahead: See pictures of derailment...