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)