At least seven individuals had been killed and a number of other others injured as eight coaches and the engine of the New Farakka Express practice derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli district on Wednesday morning.
New Farakka Express, practice quantity 14003, was coming from Malda Town in West Bengal to New Delhi when eight coaches and the engine derailed 50 meters from Harchandpur railway station in Raebareli.
All up and down traces on the route have been blocked and officers suspect that the variety of casualties could rise. Previously, the railways had mentioned that six coaches have derailed.
NDRF groups from Varanasi and Lucknow have reached the accident website to undertake rescue operations. railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has additionally left for the accident website on the instructions of railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
A staff of medical doctors in an Accident Relief Medical Van has been rushed to the positioning in Lucknow and emergency helpline numbers have been arrange at the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction, Mughalsarai, officers mentioned.
All up and down traces on the route have been blocked and officers suspect that the variety of casualties could rise.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath additionally took word of the practice accident and directed the Raebareli district Justice of the Peace, superintendent of police, well being authorities and NDRF to offer all potential help to aid and rescue operations.
The CM expressed his condolences for the deceased and directed to the director normal of police to take all vital motion, an official mentioned.
Emergency helpline no. arrange at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction (Mughalsarai): BSNL-05412-254145
(With PTI inputs)