No causalities reported in Kaifiyat Express derailment: Railways DG PRO

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 23, 2017

The accident occurred at around 2.40 am when the train collided with a dumper.

He further said that the injured are being rescued and ambulances have also reached the spot for relief and rescue operations. It is being reported that several people have been injured in the accident and a medical relief train has been dispatched to the site. The injured were rushed to a hospital, said M C Chauhan, General Manager of North Central Railways (NCR). A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is being sent for the accident spot for rescue operations. Any type of death reports is not noted yet.

NCR sources told PTI that work for a dedicated freight corridor was going on at the site at the time of the accident. The train has been evacuated. While derailment took place, the train (12225) was covering the journey from Azamgarh to Delhi. The Railway Ministry stated that the Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu is personally looking into the matter.

The rail traffic on Auraiya-Delhi-Howrah route has been affected due to the derailment of Kaifiyat Express in Auraiya. Some passengers have received Injuries and have been shifted to nearby hospitals. He is constantly monitoring the situation.

Principal Secretary Home said rescue operation over, 74 passengers received minor injuries. They have been referred to hospitals in Etawah and Saifai.

This accident comes just three days after 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed at Khatauli in the state's Muzaffarnagar district, claiming the lives of 22 people and injuring another 156.

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