Published On : Wed, Aug 23rd, 2017

70 injured as Kaifiyat Express derails in UP

Lucknow: As many as 74 people have been reported injured in yet another train derailment in Uttar Pardesh. 10 coaches of Kaifiyat Express, en route to Delhi, derailed in UP’s Auraiya district early today after dashing against a trespassing dumper.

Four, among the injured, have been reported to be in critical condition. The train travelling from Azamgarh to Delhi collided with the dumper at around 2:50 am between Pata and Achhalda railway stations, informed the sources. Rescue operations are over and passengers have been moved to Achalda railway station.

Railway spokesperson, Anil Saxena informed that various departments will conduct their own inquiries. “Since it was a dumper which had collided due to trespassing, the local police would be investigating the matter and booking the dumper owner and the driver. Similarly, railway has also initiated its inquiry if there was any lapses on our part,” he added.

The ministry of railways in its bulletin said several trains have been diverted and cancelled due to the accident.