At least 120 individuals were killed when 14 coaches of the Patna-Indore Express derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur region early on Sunday. The accident happened not long after 3 am close Pukhrayan station in Kanpur, senior cop Daljeet Chowdhary said. Authorities expect that the toll could further go up.

Accident relief train was rushed to the spot, he said. Northern Central Railways spokesperson Vijay Kumar said that doctors and senior railway officials have reached the spot and Union railways minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an enquiry into the accident, the cause of which was not known immediately.kanpur-train-accident-patna-kanpur-derails

Railways Ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena said several people have been rushed to nearby hospitals with injuries, and the casualties may go up.

Ex gratia to unfortunate passengers who died and to injured will be given pic.twitter.com/z3v7Hdklo7

— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) November 20, 2016

Rescue and relief operations were being done by area organization and railroad authorities. In spite of the fact that the reason for the crash was not known quickly, sources said the nature and timing demonstrates that the accident was caused by a rail break.

Strictest possible action will be taken against those who could be responsible for accident,All possible mobilisation for relief initiated

— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) November 20, 2016

In any case, the correct reason would be known simply after a request. Transports are squeezed into administration to help travelers finish their journey, Kumar said. The S2 mentor of the train was extremely harmed. Four AC mentors coaches likewise been crashed.

  • The seating cum luggage rake, and coaches two general coaches — GS,GS, AC coaches — A1,B1 B2 and B3 and BE, and second class sleeper coaches S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6 were derailed.
  • Yadav also instructs “DGP to put traffic police along the route to ensure green corridor for ambulances to reach hospitals quickly”.
  • Suresh Prabhu tweets: “All rescue relief work on to deal with unfortunate accident. All medical and other help rushed.Enquiry ordered. Situation monitored closely”
  • Home minister Rajnath Singh tweets: “Deeply pained by the loss of lives caused by the derailment of Patna- Indore Express near Kanpur. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I have spoken to DG NDRF and instructed him to rush NDRF teams to Pukhrayan. He is also leaving for Pukhrayan to oversee the rescue ops (sic.).”
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets: “Anguished beyond words on loss of lives due to the derailing of Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families.”

kanpur-accident-patna-indore-express-derail-helpline-numbersDue to Patna-Indore express train derailment Train numbers 12107, 11124, 19167, 11015, 11016, 12104, 12511 are diverted while Train no 11123 has been cancelled.

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