Vasco De Gama-Patna express derailment: Ministry of Railways announces Rs 5 lakh for kin of deceased

The Ministry of Railways has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of who died in the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailment on Friday.

Published: 24th November 2017 09:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2017 09:42 AM   |  A+A-

Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derails near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh, 7 injured

While no deaths were confirmed by the railways, sources say multiple fatalities cannot be ruled out. (Photo | ANI)

By Online Desk

The Ministry of Railways has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of those who died in the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailment on Friday.

The Ministry has also announced Rs 1 lakh for grievously hurt and Rs 50,000 for those injured.

The Patna-bound Vasco Da Gama Express (12741) derailed at 4:18 am on Friday, soon after leaving platform number 2 of the Manikpur railway station in Chitrakoot district, about 250 km from Lucknow.

According to ADG (Law and Order), Anand Kumar, prima facie it appears that fractured railway track is the cause of accident as per local assessment.

Providing a breakup of the derailed coaches, North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said, the coaches which jumped off the rails were coaches numbered S3-S11, two general coaches and two extra coaches.

(with inputs from agencies)

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