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7 dead, 35 injured as 9 coaches of New Farakka Express derail in UP

RAEBARELI: At least seven people were killed and more than 35 wounded, nine of them seriously, when nine Farakka Express trainers left bars near the Harchanpur train station in Abuja on Wednesday morning.

"Two more bodies were removed from the instructors who went out of work, raising the death toll to seven, seriously injuring nine passengers, unmanned aerial cameras and long-range cameras," Law and Order said in UPD AD Anand Kumar.

Two trapped passengers inside the bus were safely derailed.

The accident took place early Wednesday morning at 06.05 a.m., about 50 meters from the Harchandpur Railway Station, said the director of the northern railway Satish Kumar. The train was heading from the town of Malda in West Bengal to New Delhi.

"The hydraulic cutters have been brought to the site to help with rescue operations," said Anand Kumar, ADG, Law, and Order (LO). A team of doctors in the van Despres was rushed to the scene from Lucknow and emergency assistance line numbers were identified at the Din Dalal Obadayaia crossing, officials in the Mughals are said.

All lines have been blocked up and down the road and officials suspect the number of casualties may increase. Authorities said the passengers would be taken to Lucknow and from there they would be sent to Delhi on a private train. Inspector General PAC Satish Ganesh said the officers and cheetahs of the 25 Bai Bari Battalion took part in rescue and relief operations.

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The State Disaster Relief Task Force has also been deployed.

ADG said the reason for the train derailment would be known after a counterterrorism squad was dispatched to conduct an on-site investigation.

Emergency helpline number for Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction: 05412-254145 (BSNL) and 027-73677 (Railway).
 
Emergency helpline numbers set up at Patna Station: 0612-2202290, 0612-2202291, 0612-220229 (BSNL), and 025-83288 (Railway)`

All up and down lines on the route have been blocked and officials suspect that the number of casualties may rise. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who is in constant touch with the railway administration, has directed to effectively undertake relief and rescue operation and provide best possible medical help to the injured, the officials said. He also announced compensation for the deceased and injured.

Expressing condolences over the loss of lives, he has ordered an inquiry into the accident which will be conducted by the Commission of Railway Safety, Northern Circle. UP CM Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the train accident and directed the DM, SP, health authorities and NDRF to provide all possible help. All lines have been blocked up and down the road and officials suspect the number of casualties may increase. Officials said that Minister of Railways Bosh Joyal, in constant contact with the railway administration, had ordered an effective rescue and rescue operation and the provision of the best possible medical assistance to the wounded. He also announced compensation for the dead and injured.

He expressed his condolences for the loss of life and ordered an investigation into the accident by the Railways Safety Commission, the Northern District. UP CM Yogi Adityanath became aware of the train accident and ordered DM, SP, NHS, and NDRF to provide all possible assistance.

The CM expressed his condolences for the deceased and directed to the director general of police to take all necessary action, he added. He also announced Rs 2 lakh as compensation for the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the seriously injured.

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