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15 coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer express derailed in Kanpur Dehat; 2 dead

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 28 Dec 2016 2:51 AM GMT

14 coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer express derailed in Kanpur Dehat; 40 injured
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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...

https://twitter.com/sureshpprabhu/status/813934126189477888

https://twitter.com/sureshpprabhu/status/813935909989191681

In slides: What ANI had tweeted initially..

https://twitter.com/ANINewsUP/status/813939991076179972

https://twitter.com/ANINewsUP/status/813932200408190976

In slides ahead: See pictures of derailment...

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Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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