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Dead in Chitrakoot train accident

26 November 2017, 01:31 | Myrtle Vega

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Utkal express derailment

Summary: Three persons were killed and seven others got injured when thirteen coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express train derailed near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh.

13 coaches of the Patna-bound Vasco Da Gama Express (12741) derailed at 4:18 am, soon after leaving platform number 2 of the Manikpur railway station in Chitrakoot district. The train derailment also caused problems for other trains running on the same route, while the railway department is in full swing working towards a solution. A 5 lakh compensation will be rewarded to the family of the dead, while the injured will be receiving 1 Lakh each.

He added that a medical train had reached the location of the derailment and by 5:20 AM an accident relief train had also been dispatched. The mishap occurred near Manikpur Railway Station in Chitrakoot, UP. One of the official says that the fractured railway track must have led to the derailment.

North Central Railway spokesperson Amit Malviya said that a train with the remaining passengers left for Patna at 7.25 a.m. from Manikpur.

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In yet another unfortunate incident, an Indian train derailed in Uttar Pradesh (UP) early on Friday morning, 24th November, 2017. "All the injured were shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment".

Sources in the Railway Ministry hinted that assessment by officials placed the blame on rail fracture leading to the accident. The locomotive had hit a dumper which was trespassing the railway track between the Pata and Achalda stations in Uttar Pradesh. The railway issued a helpline no 0532-1072. The three who died were in a sleeper coach.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal expressed grief over the accident and extended his condolences to the families of the deceased.

According to the police, two passengers were died and eight have been injured in the accident.



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