Four members of a family from Madhya Pradesh, who were travelling by the Indore-Patna Express, are missing after the derailment, a senior official said in Indore on Monday. Sanjay Shrivastava, who worked at Pithampur Industrial Area in adjoining Dhar district, his wife Pratima, their son Abhay and daughters Suhani and Surbhi, all residents of Kaali Billaud village in Indore boarded the train on November 19, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Narendranath Pandey told PTI.
They were on their way to Varanasi to attend a wedding in their family, he said. He said that they have received information that Abhay is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh, but there is no trace of his father, mother and sisters.
Pandey said they were searching for the four persons, and added that the family’s relatives too have reached UP to trace them. The death toll has mounted to 143 in the Indore-Patna Express derailment in UP’s Kanpur rural area.