Three days after Utkal Express derailed near Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar killing 22 and injuring 156 people, another train derailed in Auraiya of Uttar Pradesh today morning.
Nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed resulting in injuries to at least 74 people according to a report
The train travelling from Azamgarh to Delhi around 2:50 am between Pata and Achhalda railway stations, a spokesperson for the North Central Railway (NCR) said.
“One coach of the train overturned due to impact of collision and some compartments jumped the rails between Acchalda and Pata railway stations after crossing Kanpur,” said Superintendent of Police Auraiya Sanjeev Tyagi.
A spokesperson of NCR confirmed that 21 passengers who were injured have been rushed to the nearest hospital.
Earlier, M C Chauhan, General Manager of NCR has said that at least 50 people were injured in the accident.
“A dumper hit the locomotive of the Kaifiyat Express,resulting in derailment. Some passengers have received injuries and have been shifted to nearby hospitals,” said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu after the incident.
He said that he was personally monitoring the situation and had directed senior officials to reach the site immediately.