36 injured as six coaches of Mahakaushal Express derail in Uttar Pradesh1 min read . Updated: 31 Mar 2017, 12:04 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath directs health minister Siddharth Nath Singh to visit the accident site after Mahakaushal Express derails in Mahoba
Banda: At least 36 passengers were injured as six coaches of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express derailed early on Thursday in neighbouring Mahoba.
The incident took place between Mahoba and Kulpahad railway stations near Supa village when the last six coaches derailed, superintendent of police (Mahoba) Gaurav Singh said. Ten of the seriously injured have been admitted to a private hospital in Mahoba, he said.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed state health minister Siddharth Nath Singh to visit the accident site. The health minister said he was personally monitoring the rescue and relief efforts. Thirty doctors and 21 ambulances have been rushed to the accident site, the minister said.
The SP said relief and rescue operations are on in full swing and two helpline numbers have been activated for the help of passengers and their family members.The numbers are 05101072 and 051921072. The coaches which derailed comprised three AC and three general.
Earlier, the chief public relations officer, North Central Railway had said that around eight coaches from the rear side of the train have derailed. Senior administrative and railway officials have reached Banda and investigations are going on to ascertain the cause of the accident.