Published On : Mon, May 25th, 2015

Muri Express derails in UP, 4 dead

Kaushambi /Nagpur: At least four passengers were feared dead and over 50 injured on Monday when eight bogies of the Muri Express derailed near Sirathu railway station in Kaushambi district of UP.

Officials of Kaushambi district administration said that eight bogies derailed include two general coaches and four sleeper.

The death toll is expected to rise.

Many injured passengers are said to be in critical condition.

The cause of derailment is not known as yet.

Local villagers were the first to come for rescue.

As per initial reports, Muri express, train No 18109, from Rourkela in Odisha to Jammu Tawi, derailed three kilometres from Sirathu railway station at around 2pm.

Sirathu station falls in the Allahabad-Kanpur central section of the busy Delhi-Howrah route.

The accident has disrupted movement of other trains.