New Farakka Express Derailment: Two children among seven dead; CM Yogi announces ex-gratia

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 October 2018, 12:07 AM
New Farakka Express Derailment LIVE: Two children among five dead; rescue operations underway (ANI Photo)
New Farakka Express Derailment LIVE: Two children among five dead; rescue operations underway (ANI Photo)

At least seven people were killed and 27 others sustained serious injuries after six coaches, including the engine of the New Delhi-Malda New Farakka Express, derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli on Wednesday morning. Of the five dead, at least two were children. All the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. NDRF teams from Lucknow and Varanasi have reached the spot to carry out the rescue operation.  According to the reports, the incident took place 50 meters from the Harchandpur railway station after the train was diverted on a wrong track.  Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Cheif Minister Yogi Adityanath took stock of the situation and directed the District Magistrate, Superintendent of Police, health authorities and NDRF teams to provide all the possible help.

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Highlights:

# Several trains on the route cancelled, diverted: Five trains cancelled/shortly terminated and nine trains diverted after New Farakka Express Train derailment near Harchandpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh.

# Six deaths confirmed: 6 died at the site of the incident and 27 injured taken to the hospital. 1 declared dead at the hospital. There is no live victim trapped now: Sanjeev Kumar, Team Commander NDRF

# CM announces ex-gratia: CM Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 2 Lakh ex-gratia to the next of the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 compensation for those with serious injuries.

# Railways issues helpline numbers: The railways has issued a helpline number 027-73677. Those who need any information regarding to the accident can dial the numbers.

# Spot visuals: Visuals of the spot where 6 coaches of the New Delhi-Malda New Farakka Express derailed. 

# Children among the dead: Of the five dead, at least two were children. Reports say as many as 20 people sustained serious injuries. They were receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.

# Accident near Harchandpur railway station: The tragic incident took place 50 meters away from the Harchandpur railway station after the train was diverted to the wrong track.

# CM Adityanath takes stock of the situation: Uttar Pradesh Cheif Minister Yogi Adityanath took stock of the situation and directed the District Magistrate, Superintendent of Police, health authorities and NDRF teams to provide all the possible help.

#Breaking: Five coaches, engine of the New Delhi-Malda New Farakka Express derail near Rae Bareli Uttar Pradesh. Several Deaths feared.

First Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 07:23 AM
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