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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

(With ANI inputs)
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