Lucknow: In a major derailment of the Patna-indore Express, At least 14 coaches of Patna-Indore Express derailed near Pukharayan town of Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur in the early hours of Sunday, leaving at least 96 people dead as per ANI.
According to initial reports, at least 96 people have died and several other passengers have sustained serious injuries in the mishap.
Death toll rises to 96 after Patna-Indore express train derailed near Kanpur: UP ADG (law and order) Daljeet Singh Choudhary to ANI— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
As per the available information, 14 coaches of Patna-Indore Express, which derailed this morning are: seating-cum-luggage rake, GS, GS, A1, B1, B2, B3, BE, S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has directed the DGP to personally monitor the relief operations after 14 coaches of Patna-Indore Express derailed near Kanpur.
News agency ANI had earlier claimed that the death toll is expected to rise. The mishap occurred around 3 am in the morning.
Patna-Indore express train derailed: Indian Railways issues helpline numbers for assistance. pic.twitter.com/ai0I6pysSe— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
PM Modi, Anguished beyond words on loss of lives due to the derailing of Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families
Anguished beyond words on loss of lives due to the derailing of Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families: PM Modi— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
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