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Indore Patna Express derails near Kanpur: Top updates so far

More than 100 people have died as the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur early on Sunday morning.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 20, 2016 3:12 pm
indore patna express, patna indore express, train accident, train derailed, train derailed in kanpur, train derailed in up, train accident, indore patna train accident, india news Kanpur: Rescue and relief works in progress after the Indore-Patna express derailed near Kanpur Dehat on Sunday morning. (Source: PTI Photo)

Over 100 people have lost their lives as 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express got derailed near Pukhrayan, Kanpur around 3 am on Sunday. Medical teams have been rushed to the spot and the death toll is expected to rise as rescue operations are currently underway. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that strict action will be taken against those who are responsible for the accident.

Here are the top 10 updates:

1) Uttar Pradesh ADG (Law and Order), Daljeet Chowdhury, speaking to PTI, confirmed that over 100 have been killed in Indore-Patna Express derailment. Reports suggest that over 200 people have been injured.

2) NDRF teams reached the spot to help the police with rescue operations that are currently underway.

3) Indian Railways listed the 14 coaches which were derailed “14 coaches which derailed are Seating cum Luggage Rake,GS,GS,A1,B1, B2, B3, BE, S1, S2, S3, S4, S5 and S6. ”

4) UP CM Akhilesh Yadav: “All hospitals in neighboring districts are activated. Private hospitals of Kanpur are put on alert to accommodate patients.” He also directed the DGP to personally monitor the relief operations from the spot.

5) Akhilesh has also announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for families of those killed in the Kanpur train derailment and Rs 50,000 for seriously injured.

6) Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the family of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured hailing from the state.

7) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the families of those killed in the Kanpur train tragedy and Rs 50,000 for the critically injured, according to news agency ANI. He also said that local MP, MLAs and other functionaries have been rushed to the spot and an enquiry has been ordered.

8) PM Narendra Modi expressed his condolences and said that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu was personally monitoring the situation closely. He announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the bereaved families from the PM relief fund.

9) Helpline numbers released by the Railways.

10 ) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and other leaders have expressed their condolences on the tragedy.

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  1. K
    Nov 20, 2016 at 4:25 pm
    The announcement of the payment for the dead and injured is generous per Indian standards, what needs to be determined is how many of the pengers actually were travelling with valid tickets, versus the people who were traveling without tickets. Most of the overcrowding in trains is caused by ticket less travelers.
    1. H
      hameed mohamed
      Nov 20, 2016 at 6:02 pm
      I suggest that the railway ministry must be given to Mr.Modi only he can put things right and all decision must be done by him in the railway headquarter and no need to come to the parliment for any approval this way he will do the best Dear all i am not BJP but i know the executive power of Mr Modi use his ability
      1. F
        Nov 20, 2016 at 5:37 pm
        The generosity of Indian politicians is cheap and immoral. They are spending crores of the tax payer's money as compensation to victims not to provide succour but to increase their own pority. The compensation should come from the Railways and nobody else. The Indian Railways have failed miserably to upgrade their defunct and obsolete systems and ministers from all political parties have treated the Railways as their private employment agency which has resulted in enormous expenditure. Something drastic has to happen to change this sordid state of affairs. May be our arch rival China can help with their world cl train systems.