Indore Patna Express derails LIVE: Death toll crosses 120; Suresh Prabhu promises strict action

Here are the top updates as the Indore Patna Express derailed today.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 20, 2016 10:09 pm
Resque works is in full swing after Patna Endore exxpress derail at pukhrayan village near kanpur on sunday.Express photo by Vishal Srivastav 20.11.2016 Rescue works in full swing after Indore Patna Express deraile at Pukhrayan village near Kanpur on Sunday. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Fourteen coaches of the Indore Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to latest reports, at least 121 people have lost their lives and 200 were injured  in the train accident. The train reportedly derailed around 3 am in the morning. Police, NDRF and medical teams rushed to the site of the accident to attend to the injured. Cranes and gas-cutters were used to rescue people from the mangled remains. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is expected to reach the accident spot to monitor relief efforts.

Read | Patna-Indore express derailed: Indian Railways issues helpline numbers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has directed the DGP to personally monitor the relief operations from the spot. “All hospitals in neighboring districts are activated. Private hospitals of Kanpur are put on alert to accommodate patients,” he said.

Railway officials were expecting the death toll to rise as the rescue operations are still underway.

Read | Patna-Indore express derails: Strict action will be taken against those responsible, says Suresh Prabhu

Meanwhile, the Indian Railways has listed the coach numbers which were derailed. “14 coaches which derailed are Seating cum Luggage Rake,GS,GS,A1,B1/2/3,BE,S1/2/3/4/5/6,” the Indian Railways said.

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin condoled the loss of lives in the derailment of Indore-Patna Express near Kanpur. “Let me start by expressing my heartfelt and deepest condolences on the tragic train accident that happened today. I would like to convey to all the families who lost their dears condolences to say how sorry we are,” Rivlin said.

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The updated list of injured people in the Kanpur train tragedy

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Over 100 killed in Indore-Patna Express derailment, PTI quotes Daljeet Chowdhury, UP ADG (Law and Order), as saying.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed deep distress over the loss of lives. “Words can’t describe the pain and anguish of those who lost their near and dear ones and the entire country stands in solidarity to share this unbearable sorrow,” she said.

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Meanwhile in Madhya Pradesh, a passenger train derailed in Ratlam, ANI reports.

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MoS for Railways Manoj Sinha reaches accident spot, NDTV reported.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a compensation of Rs two lakh to the family of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured hailing from the state.

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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan leaves for Kanpur to meet the injured and take stock of the situation.

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All resources are in place; priority right now is only to rescue as many people as possible: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav.

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I spoke to the Railway Minister and have assured that State Govt will provide whatever help needed in the rescue operations. Politics can wait: Akhilesh Yadav.

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Meanwhile in Chhattisgarh, Fourteen bogies of a goods train derailed between Siliyari and Mandhar.

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Pained at the loss of lives. I pray for the bereaved families and the injured passengers: Venkaiah Naidu.

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96 killed and 76 seriously injured in derailment while 150 others suffered minor injuries, PTI quotes IG (Kanpur range) Zaki Ahmad as saying.

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I shall be rushing to the accident site to personally monitor the situation: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

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Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for families of those killed in the Kanpur train derailment and Rs 50,000 for seriously injured.

Sajin Saju November 20, 201610:55 am

The death toll in the Kanpur train tragedy has climbed to 90, PTI quotes Prabhakar Chowdhury, SP (Kanpur Dehat), as saying.

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has 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.

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Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi extends condolences to the bereaved families of those killed due to the derailment of Patna-Indore passenger train near Kanpur. The tragedy has claimed the lives of at least 63 people.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed condolences to the bereaved families of those killed due to the derailment of Patna-Indore passenger train near Kanpur.

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Kanpur train tragedy: Stranded passengers are being moved from the site to Malasa station and special train is being arranged from Malasa.

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Kanpur train tragedy: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has instructed the Principal Secretary Health to ensure there is no shortage of medicines and blood for treatment of patients.

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Kanpur train tragedy: Northern central railways PRO said special buses and food supplies have been arranged for victims, adding that the medical team is currently at the spot.

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Indore-Patna Rajendra Nagar Express train accident is unfortunate. Deep condolences to bereaved families. We are monitoring situation: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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Death toll rises to 45 after Patna-Indore express train derailed near Kanpur: ADG (law and order) Daljeet Singh Choudhary

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Indian Railways issues helpline numbers for assistance.


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Anguished beyond words on loss of lives due to the derailing of Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Have spoken to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is personally monitoring the situation closely: PM Narendra Modi

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Anguished beyond words on loss of lives due to the derailing of Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Have spoken to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is personally monitoring the situation closely: PM Narendra Modi

Karan Prashant Saxena November 20, 20167:41 am

Jhansi-Lucknow Intercity, Jhansi-Kanpur passenger train cancelled. Train no 12542,12522,12541,12534 diverted.

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CM Akhilesh Yadav asks Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh to monitor relief operations, pool in resources from neighbouring district to enable quicker relief operations.

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Home Minister Suresh Prabhu speaks to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu about derailment of 14 bogies, directs DG, NDRF to rush to the spot

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Deeply pained by loss of lives caused by derailment of Patna- Indore Express near Kanpur. My thoughts are with bereaved families: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Karan Prashant Saxena November 20, 20167:37 am

All rescue relief work on all medical and other help rushed. Senior officers ordered to go to the spot immediately and they are on their way to the accident site. Local MP, MLAs and other functionaries have also been rushed to the spot. MoS on its way. Enquiry has been ordered into the accident. Strictest possible action will b taken against those who could be responsible for this: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

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14 coaches which derailed are Seating cum Luggage Rake,GS,GS,A1,B1/2/3,BE,S1/2/3/4/5/6: Indian Railways

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Read | Indian Railways issues Helpline No. for civilians

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Karan Prashant Saxena November 20, 20167:30 am

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav directs DGP to personally monitor the relief operations from the site.

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Karan Prashant Saxena November 20, 20167:29 am

At least 20 bodies have been recovered so far from spot after Patna-Indore express derailed near Pukharayan (Kanpur, UP): Zaki Ahmed, IG Kanpur

Karan Prashant Saxena November 20, 20167:28 am

14 coaches of Indore-Patna express derailed near Kanpur, yet to confirm the number of casualties; rescue operations underway. Senior officials and medical team have been rushed to the spot; we are in contact with distt officials: Anil Saxena, Indian Railways Spokesperson

Karan Prashant Saxena November 20, 20167:28 am

At least 10 dead after 14 coaches of Patna-Indore express derails near Pukharayan (Kanpur, UP). Death toll expected to rise.

Karan Prashant Saxena November 20, 20167:27 am

Uttar Pradesh: Six coaches of Patna-Indore express derails near Pukharayan (Kanpur). More details awaited.

(With ANI inputs)