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Live- How the Indore-Patna express derail accident happened

It is still not clear how the train happened but the rail accident has already caused 119 deaths. 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express train derailed near Pukhrayan area in Kanpur Dehat district and More than 150 have been injured. Railways officials say the number of casualties could rise.

Helpline numbers released:

Railways has also released helpline numbers —

Indore: 07411072,

Ujjain: 07342560906,

Ratlam: 074121072,

Orai: 051621072,

Jhansi: 05101072,

Pokhraya: 05113270239.


"Strictest possible action will be taken"

Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu —

"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."