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14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP; 23 killed; Rail Min says rescue ops completed

Fourteen coaches of 18477 Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express have derailed near Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. According to reports a derailed bogie rammed into a house on side of the track.


  |  Updated On : August 20, 2017 12:26 AM
14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP; 23 killed; 2 NDRF teams reach the spot (PTI Image)

14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP; 23 killed; 2 NDRF teams reach the spot (PTI Image)

New Delhi :  

Fourteen coaches of 18477 Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express have derailed near Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. According to reports a derailed bogie rammed into a house on side of the track. 

ADG (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar said the number of injured persons was yet to be ascertained. However, eyeswitnessed said at least 20 people were wounded.

Railway ministry officials said they are still awaiting details of the accident that took place around 5:45 pm.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all possible help.Television visuals show derailed coaches have crashed into a house.

Local administration officials have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway, officials in Delhi said.

The derailment is likely to affect movement of trains on the busy Northern Railway route.

Also read | PM Modi pained by derailment, says his thoughts are with families of deceased | Top reactions

What we know so far:

In addition to already shared Helpline number: 

Helpline no in Jhansi Division:-

Jhansi -0510-1072,2440787,2440790

Gwalior-0751-1072,2432797,2432849

Morena-07532-226392

Babina-0510,2740027

Lalitpur-05176-277283

Banda -05192-227543,227634

Dabra-07524-224433

Datia- 9794825413

#11:00 PM: Rescue operations have been completed. All injured shifted to hospital. Restoration work will start now.Still monitoring situation closely: Prabhu 

#10:38 PM:

- About 60-70 injured people have been rescued, rescue ops underway. About 20 dead bodies have been recovered so far: NDRF DG Sanjay Kumar

- I am going to #Muzaffarnagar train derailment site, our teams there are fully equipped. Will rescue stranded ppl asap: NDRF DG Sanjay Kumar

#9:43 PM: FOLLOWING TRAINS ARE AFFECTED:

1. T.NO. 14681 DIV. VIA DUK AND S/T AT UMB

2. T.NO. 12055 DIV. VIA HPU-MB

3. T.NO. 14645 DIV. VIA DUK

4. T.NO. 12903 DIV. VIA DUK

5. T.NO. 18237 DIV. VIA DUK

6. T.NO. 12205 DIV. VIA SMQL-TPZ

7. T.NO. 12018 DIV. SMQL

8. T.NO. 19020 DIV. SMQL

9. T.NO. 19032 DIV. SMQL

10. T.NO. 19032 DIV. SMQL

11. T.NO. 14512 SRE-MTC PORTION S/T AT MOZ, MTC-ALD PORTION WILL RUN PORPERLY.

#9:38 PM: Passengers in S-2, S-3, S-4, S-5 worst affected by the tragedy 

#9:25 PM: 2 NDRF teams fully equipped with 50 persons each, sniffer dogs, rescue radar, Drs, paramedics reaches spot

#9:25 PM: 23 killed, 400 injured in Muzaffarnagar train derailment, confirms UP Police

#9:15 PM: *UP ATS Our team has reached there. First task is that rescue and relief work is carried out smoothly. Post that we will work with railway officials. Too early to predict what could have caused this rail tragedy. However, we will wait for mangled coaches to be removed from the site and then do a thorough enquiry. By morning we are hopeful of starting our probe. We will work in close coordination with the railways team. Will record the statement of officials at Khatauli railway station. The mishap has taken place less than a kilometre from the station, need to find what happened. Statement of injured, railway staff will be recorded. Wreckage will be forensically examined. Also statements of nearby villagers will be recorded*.

#9:12 PM: 11 dead bodies and 65 injured brought to Khatauli hospital: UP Principal secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar

#9:08 PM: CM announces 2 lakh for dead, 50 thousand for injured 

#9:05 PM: Intial investigation reveals emergency break was pulled for unknown reasons, probe on: Sources

#8:58 PM: ADG Railway hikes the toll to 23 

#8:55 PM: Ambulances from Meerut and Saharanpur also rushed to the accident site and injured being referred to Medical College at Muzzaffarnagar and Government Medical College Meerut: PS Health

#8:36 PM: Sad at train derailment in UP; my thoughts are with deceased & their families. Injured are being rescued & provided relief: President Kovind

#8:36 PM: CPRO says that 14 coaches of Utkal Express derailed in the accident, no confirmation on terror angle

#8:31 PM: Ex gratia of Rs.3.5 Lakh for those who lost their lives, Rs.50 thousand for seriously injured and Rs.25 thousand for people with minor injuries in the unfortunate accident has been announced: Suresh Prabhu, Rail Min

#8:26 PM: Extremely pained by the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased: PM

#8:26 PM:Railways Ministry & UP Government are doing everything possible & providing all assistance required in the wake of the train derailment: PM

#8:26 PM:Inquiry has been ordered into this unfortunate accident to ascertain the cause. Strict action will be taken against any lapse: Manoj Sinha

#8:25 PM: 35 ambulances, bread butter, 1000 food packets, extra private and SRTC buses, volunteers mobilized from Meerut. Medical college, district hospital and large no of private hospitals fully prepared to receive patients. DM Zuf spoken to for all assistance.

#8:23 PM: ADG Merrut confirms 12 casualities in the train accident

#8:15 PM: 10 killed in Muzzaffarnagar train derailment, says Anand Kumar, ADG Law and Order

#8:02 PM: 3 more companies of PAC have been pressed into action. Now a total of 12 Coys been despatched to Muzzafar Nagar to extend help to rail accident victims: IG AC Lucknow

#8:02 PM: UP CM Yogi Aditynath assures all suppport to Railway Ministry in relief and rescue operations 

#8:00 PM: Spoke to Yogi Adityanath ji. He has directed two UP ministers also to reach the site to expedite rescue and relief operations: Prabhu

#7:57 PM: Four dead in Muzaffarnagar train derailment confirms Anil Saxena of the Indian Railways (District administration had earlier confirmed that at least 20 people have died in the incident)

#7:55 PM: How will people travel, there is guarantee of safety. Railway Minister should resign: Lalu Prasad Yadav on Muzaffarnagar train derailment

#7:55 PM: I have seen few dead bodies, can't say the exact number, many injured. Manoj Sinha ji has left from Delhi: Sanjeev Balyan Muzaffarnagar MP

#7:55 PM: 16 Govt, 25 pvt ambulances rushed to rescue and relief operations

#7:33 PM: District official confirms 20 deaths, over 100 injured admitted to local hospitals; casualities expected to go up 

#7:25 PM: 9 PAC Companies issued orders to immediately reach Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar to extend help in Relief and Rescue operations.


#7:15 PM: Uttar Pradesh Police issues helpline numbers. 


#7:15 PM: Have ordered inquiry into the unfortunate accident to ascertain the cause. Strict action will be taken against any lapse: Prabhu

#7:13 PM: Railway Ministry issues helpline number: 9760534054 for kin of Utkal Express passengers

#7: 10 PM: Have instructed Member/Engineering,DG/Health among other senior officers to rush to the site: Prabhu

#7:03 PM: Arranging alternative vehicles for stranded passengers. 15-20 passengers injured according to initial reports, need to verify: Neeraj Sharma

#6:55 PM: No confirmed number of injured, but groud crew says that at least 3-4 people have died: ADG Railways 

#6:55 PM: ADG railways confirms that six, not five, coaches have derailed

#6:52 PM: I can confirm that five coaches of 18477 Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed at 5:45 PM, at least 34 injured are being rushed to hsopital: CPRO

#6:51 PM: There are no detailed report on the accident, will update as soon as it comes: Railway PR

#6:51 PM: I am personally monitoring situation.Hv instructed senior officers to reach site immediately and ensure speedy rescue and relief operations: Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways

-Instructed General Manager, other senior officers to ensure all possible help to the people: Prabhu

-Have instructed Chairman Rly Board,Member Traffic to oversee rescue and relief operations.I am personally monitoring situation: Prabhu

-Medical vans have been rushed to the site.All efforts being taken to ensure speedy relief and rescue operations: Prabhu

#6:50 PM: Railway Engineers reach the spot; double tracks were under construction on the accident spot

#6:49 PM: Ground reports say over three dozen injured and at least two reported dead

#6:46 PM: CM Yogi adityanath has enquired about the accident and has directed all possible action

#6:45 PM: NDRF teams mobilized for rescue operation at Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar

#6:41 PM: Accidental relief train to be dispatched from Ambala within 10 minutes: Dinesh Kumar, DRM 

#6:37 PM: Injured are being rushed to Muzaffarnagar district hospital, Khatauli Community clinic, apart from nearby pvt clinics

#6:30 PM: There were already reports of broken track on the route, a few days ago a man had stopped a train in last moment to avoid a major accident

#6:30 PM: Ground reports say that Railway Engineers and Railway relief team are yet to arrive

#6:27 PM: Many feared dead

#6:25 PM: UP ATS dispatched to investigate terror angle in the accident

Also read | National Investigation Agency to investigate Kanpur and Kuneru train derailment cases

#6:24 PM: Early visuals indicate possibility of a major tragedy 

#6:24 PM: Police and locals are taking injured to the hospital

#6:23 PM: Major relief and rescue operations are on

#6:20 PM: DM, ADM, SSP rushed to the spot

#6:20 PM: Rail traffic on the Meerut-Ambala-Saharanpur route ordered to be suspended after the accident. 

#6:20 PM: Derailed bogies include several sleeper coaches

#6:10 PM: Six coaches of Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express have derailed near Muzaffarnagar's Khatauli, Uttar Pradesh

First Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 06:17 PM
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