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8 coaches of Mahakoshal Express derail in Mahoba, many injured

State Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh has also reached to the site to take stock of the relief operations along with other senior level officials including the general manager of the North Central Railway. The railway authorities have also released helpline numbers

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 30 March 2017 4:15 AM GMT

8 coaches of Mahakoshal Express derail in Mahoba, many injured
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Mahoba: A tragic incident took place when at least eight coaches of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Mahakoshal Express derailed near the Mahoba Station in Uttar Pradesh, injuring as many as 38 passengers.

The incident took place at around 0200 hours on Thursday near Kulpahar area of the district when as many as eight coaches including 04 AC (A-1, B-1, B-2, B-extra), 01 sleeper (S-8), 02 General and 01 SLR derailed at gate number 420 of Kulpahar-Mahoba railway route .

The rescue teams were deployed to the site immediately after being informed about the accident and the injured were rushed to the near by hospital.

According to the Chief Public Relations Officer of North Central Railway, an emergency relief train has been rushed to the spot from Jhansi and the injured have been provided first aid. "Most of the injured have been taken to a nearby hospital in Banda," he stated.

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State Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh has also reached to the site to take stock of the relief operations along with other senior level officials including the general manager of the North Central Railway. The railway authorities have also released helpline numbers.

Anil Saxena DG (PR)of Indian Railways stated that out of the 38 injured people, nineteen have been discharged from the hospital while the treatment of others in still going on. He further said, "The cause of the derailment has not yet been figured out, and a probable investigation will be conducted as soon as the rescue operations end."

The accident hampered the railway traffic as many trains had to be diverted to other routes or were cancelled.

Later in the day, an ATS team visited rail incident site in Mahoba and collected all available evidences. Prima facie, there are no signs indicating sabotage. But a deep enquiry has been launched which will include chemical examination (for presence of explosives) and microscopic examination of the broken rail track. Railways has also announced to conduct an enquiry.

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In next slide: Check out the helpline numbers released by the railways...

HELP LINE NUMBERS

NDLS

RLY NO 22623

PNT

011 23341072

011 23341074

011 23342954

HNZM

RLY 72510,72389

PNT

011 24359748

In slide ahead: List of the trains that were either diverted or cancelled...

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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