At least 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express train derailed at 4:18 am today in UP. The incident happened near Manikpur railway station in Chitrakoot district.
Three people lost their lives, and nine gets injured in the train accident. A police spokesperson said that the train number 12741 derailed on the platform number 2 in Manikpur.
The dead were Deepak Patel and Ram Swaroop Patel from Betia, Bihar. The son and father died on the spot. And the wounded were admitted to the Manikpur CHC while 2 of them were sent to the Chitrakoot district hospital.
As per Anand Kumar ADG, the cracked railway track is the primary reason behind the mishap. Amit Malviya, North Central Railway PRO said that the coaches who went off the rails which had number S3, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, and S11, two other coaches, and two general ones.
North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said:
“THE WOUNDED HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AND OFFICIALS HAVE LEFT FOR THE INCIDENT PLACE. RELIEF OPERATIONS ARE UNDERWAY”.
He further added that immediately after the mishap, a medical train reached the incident spot and by 5:20 AM, relief train was send off.
The helpless commuters were rescued from the site, and the train’s movement left disrupted on the Patna-Allahabad route. Piyush Goyal, Railway Minister, declared compensation of 5 lakh for each family of the dead in the train derailment and Rs 1 lakh for the people who suffered severe injuries and Rs 50,000 for injured.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath expressed sympathy over the demise of passengers in a Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express train derailment.
He conveyed to the kins of the victims and wished fast recovery to those wounded. The chief minister also directed officials to ensure enough medical treatment of the injured people.
जनपद चित्रकूट की ट्रेन दुर्घटना पर दुःख पंहुचा, ईश्वर से दिवंगत आत्मा की शांति एवं दुर्घटना में घायल यात्रियों के शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभ की कामना करते हुए अधिकारियों को उनके समुचित एवं त्वरित उपचार का निर्देश दिया। https://t.co/M0YCUu1Vqs
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) November 24, 2017
Piyush Goyal announced compensation
Immediate rescue and relief operations started and an inquiry ordered into the derailment of Vasco De Gama – Patna Express at Manikpur, UP. My sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. pic.twitter.com/DJDbt5qkEa
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) November 24, 2017
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