Rajya Rani express derailment LIVE updates: Eight coaches derail near Rampur, several injured, Yogi Adityanath announces compensation

No casualties reported so far; Suresh Prabhu orders inquiry.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 15, 2017 12:03 pm
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Eight coaches of the Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur on Saturday. The incident took place at 8:15 am. According to the Ministry of Railways, the accident happened between Mundapandey and Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.

Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailment live updates:

11:45 am: All stranded Passengers cleared for the destination. Movement on up line restored between Mundhapande-Rampur : Railways

11:40 am:

11:15 am: Railways announces Rs 50,000 compensation for the injured.

10:36 am: Railways has issued a list of helpline numbers.

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10:20 am: ANI reports that UP CM Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 50,000 compensation for those who are seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to each injured.

10:15 am: Northern railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma says that two people have been injured in the accident. Earlier reports suggested that over 15 people had suffered injuries.

9:54 am: Suresh Prabhu says an inquiry has been ordered and strict action will be taken against any lapse.

9:44 am: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has tweeted saying he is personally monitoring the situation. “Directed senior officers to rush to the spot. Ensure speedy relief and rescue operations,” he said.

9:42 am: News agency PTI reports that the accident happened near Kosi bridge and the number of those injured has reached 15. Neeraj Sharma, CPRO, Northern Railway has told ANI that there have been no major injuries and a rescue train has been arranged for the passengers.

9:40 am: The DRM and medical team have reached the spot and are attending to the injured.

9:38 am: News agency ANI reports that at least 10 people have been injured in the incident. However, Railways Ministry has tweeted out informing that one person has been injured so far. There are no reports of any causalities.

9:30 am: Ministry of Railways has Tweeted out informing that the accident happened at 8:15 in the morning.

9:25 am: Eight coaches of the Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur on Saturday.

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    ahmad
    Apr 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm
    if we can't stop the rail derailment can we run bullet train in India?
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      Bimlesh Mishra
      Apr 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm
      Please recall the days before the present government when every such accident followed by utmost hue and cry by BJP demanding resignation of Railway Minister and the Government but now they're mum . It's an established fact now that rail accidents have become a regular feature . Now where are Bhakts ?
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        vnksk
        Apr 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm
        Sabotage by opposition supported terror gps possible. Wait.
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        vnksk
        Apr 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm
        Many rail accidents in receipt past are due to sabotage by some terrorists - Islamic or communist. India is full of enemy within.
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          krishna kumar
          Apr 15, 2017 at 11:31 am
          Rail accidents are common occurances and majority of these are due to human failures. enquiries are very common and done by railways alone. Punishment for human lapses and guilt need to be very strict and exemplary, in all such cases.
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            Truth
            Apr 15, 2017 at 10:20 am
            More rail mishaps in the last 3 years than ever before........shows the incompetence of the rulers.......all they know is monkey-business of election campaigning, horse trading, cow-murders, and Opposition-mukt-Bha.rat agenda !
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              Sreesheel Sreekumar
              Apr 15, 2017 at 9:56 am
              Train derailments on a regular basis in this sector is puzzling ! Let us await the reasons for this derailment !
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