UP: 9 dead, several injured after train derails in Raebareli
Nine people died and several others were injured after six coaches of New Farakka Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli this morning.
Raebareli: As many as nine people died and several others were injured after six coaches of New Farakka Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli this morning.
The train's engine and five other coaches derailed 50 m from Harchandpur railway station.
In the wake of the mishap, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the district magistrate (DM), Superintendent of police (SP), health authorities and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to provide all possible assistance.
Drones & long-range cameras are being used to monitor the situation at the site of incident: Anand Kumar, ADG Law & Order, on New Farakka Express Train derailment near Harchandpur railway station this morning. #Raebareli pic.twitter.com/KqkEe0Y6OX— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 10, 2018
Adityanath, while expressing his condolences to the families of the deceased, has also directed the Director General of Police (DGP) to take all possible action.
Anguished by the loss of lives due to a rail accident in Raebareli. Condolences to the bereaved families and I pray that the injured recover quickly. UP Government, Railways and NDRF are ensuring all possible assistance at the site of the accident: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 10, 2018
NDRF teams from Lucknow and Varanasi are carrying out rescue operations at the accident site. A team of doctors and an Accident Relief Medical Van have also been rushed to the accident site from Lucknow.
Further details are awaited. (ANI)