Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

UP train mishap: Death toll rises to 25

Rescue work in progress after Gorakhpur-bound Gorakhdham Express rammed into a goods train at Chureb station in Basti. (PTI) Rescue work in progress after Gorakhpur-bound Gorakhdham Express rammed into a goods train at Chureb station in Basti. (PTI)
Press Trust of India | Sant Kabir Nagar | Posted: May 27, 2014 11:10 am | Updated: May 27, 2014 12:33 pm

The death toll in the Gorakhdham train accident in the district on Tuesday climbed to 25 with recovery of more bodies since last night. “11 more bodies have been recovered by the rescue team since last night in the train accident in which 103 others have been injured,” District Magistrate Bharat Lal said.

Gas cutter are being used to cut bogies and efforts are going on to clear the track, he said. The Gorakhpur-bound Gorakhdham Express on Monday derailed and rammed into a stationary freight train near a railway station here. Six bogies of the train were damaged in the accident which occurred near Churaib Railway Station.

Preliminary reports had said that fractured rails could have led to the accident. The UP Home Department had yesterday said that 40 people are feared killed in the accident.

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