Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailment: 3 dead, Railways announces Rs 5 lakh compensation to victims

Updated On : 24 Nov , 2017 , 04:44 PM
New Delhi:

Three people were killed and nine injured after 13 coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. The mishap took place at 4:18 am in the morning. The train was travelling from Goa to Patna.

Speaking on the incident UP ADG (law and order) said "Prima facie the cause of accident looks like fractured Railway track as per local assessment".

Chitrakoot Superintendent of Police Pratap Gopendra Singh said a father and his son from Bettiah district of Bihar died on the spot while the third person died at a hospital.

Providing a breakup of the derailed coaches, North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said, the coaches which jumped off the rails were coaches numbered S3-S11, two general coaches and two extra coaches.

Here are the highlights:

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to kin of dead in Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailment, Rs 1 lakh for those with grevious injured and 50,000 for those injured.

In the aftermath of the derailment, movement of trains has been disrupted on the Patna-Allahabad route.

"The injured have been rushed to the hospital and officials have left for the spot. Relief operations are underway," North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said.

Divisional railway manager (DRM), Allahabad has already reached the spot while the General Manager, NCR is on his way

Rescue and relief operations are underway: Anil Saxena, PRO Indian Railways

The Indian railways has set up helpline numbers

First Published : Friday, November 24, 2017 06:25 AM
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