At least 45 people feared killed and over 150 others injured on Sunday when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express train derailed near Pukhrayan area in Kanpur Dehat district, PTI reported UP ADG (Law & Order) Daljeet Chowdhury as saying. Railways officials say the number of casualties could rise.
“All rescue relief work is on to deal with the unfortunate accident. All medical and other help has been rushed. Enquiry has been ordered. Situation monitored closely. Medical assistance of all kinds is offered. Rail mobile medical units have been rushed to site. All injured rushed to hospitals, immediate medical help given. Ex gratia to unfortunate passengers who died and to injured will be given. An enquiry team will start investigation for cause of accident immediately. All necessary assistance will provided to the affected, we are taking care. Strictest possible action will be taken against those who could be responsible for accident,” Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu said. (Courtesy The Hindu)