3 killed in train derailment in UP

Kristopher Drake
November 26, 2017

Patna Express Accident:13 coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed on Friday morning at 4.18 a.m. As Per Media Reports suggest that 13 coaches of the Vasco da Gama express out tracked from railwaytrack.The train was travelling from Goa to Patna. UP government has pressed the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) into service to probe the train accident.

However, the video does talk about launching a weekly train from Ghazipur station in Uttar Pradesh to Mata Vaishno Devi, Katra Station - despite India's tracks being overburdened.

According to the UP ADG, the cause of the derailment seemed to be a fractured railway track, although an investigation has been ordered which would identify the exact cause. The minister directed Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani, who is in the state, to rush to the site and also ordered an inquiry by the commissioner railway safety.

Medical relief is being provided to the injured besides, "patients have been admitted to Manikpur and Chitrakoot Hospital and Railway Minister has been closely monitoring the situation". On Saturday, railway authorities shifted one of the seriously injured passengers, Arvind Kumar, to Lucknow's Sahara Hospital for treatment. Two of the injured are said to be serious.

In November past year, the Indore-Patna Express had derailed in Pokhrayan near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, killing over 150 people. "My honest condolences to the families of the deceased". Check out the helpline numbers which are present in the tweet of Railway minister Piyush Goyal. At least three people have died, and many were injured.

Sources in the Railway Ministry hinted that assessment by officials placed the blame on rail fracture leading to the accident.

News agency PTI said that the local police had ascertained the identity of two of the three passengers who died in the accident.

A crash near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh last November had killed 150 people.

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