Published On: Wed, Oct 10th, 2018

New Farakka Express derails in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh; 7 dead, toll to rise

At least seven people have died and dozens other injured after eight coaches of New Farakka Express derailed in Raebareli in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

New Farakka Express, Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh

The Delhi-bound train derailed near to the Harchandpur railway station, Northern Railway Divisional Railway Manager Satish Kumar. Its origin was Malda town in West Bengal.

A team of doctors with medical van and teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Varanasi and Lucknow rushed to the accident site to rescue and offer medical aid to passengers.

Officials fear the casualties may rise as many are trapped inside. Injured have been sent to nearby hospitals.

All the train lines on the route have been blocked.

Expressing his condolences the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the superintendent of police, the NDRF, the district magistrate and health authorities to provide3 all possible assistance to the rescue work.

In a similar derailment of Indore-Patna Express in 2016 in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur resulted with the death of 150 people.

Emergency helpline numbers set up at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction:

BSNL-05412-254145 Railway-027-73677. Emergency helpline numbers set up at Patna Station – BSNL-0612-2202290, 0612-2202291, 0612-220229, Railway Phone No.- 025-83288

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