NEW DELHI: Railways DG PRO, Anil Saxena, on Wednesday said that no casualties have been reported so far in Kaifiyat Express derailment.
He further said that the railway officials have reached the spot to take stock of the situation.
“Train No. 12225- Azamgarh to New Delhi- derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh at around 2:40 a.m. When Kaifiyat express was passing by Ochalda and Patra station, by gate number 14 then a dumper collided with the train, derailing it with the engine and six coaches. There is no report of deaths,” Saxena told ANI.
He further said that the injured are being rescued and ambulances have also reached the spot for relief and rescue operations.
At the time of filing this report, a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was heading towards the accident spot.
More than 40 people were injured after six coaches of Kaifiyat Express train derailed near Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours of Wednesday. The district magistrate of Auraiya confirmed the number of injured people.
The untoward incident took place at around 2:40 a.m.
A dumper was hit by the Kaifiyat Express leading to the accident.
The incident comes days after 14 coaches of Utkal Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Katauli in which 23 people were killed.
More details are awaited.