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UP Rae Bareli New Farakka Express train derails HIGHLIGHTS: 7 dead, 9 seriously injured

UP Rae Bareli New Farakka Express train derails: A NDRF team has been deployed to Harchandpur Railways Station to conduct rescue operations.

At least nine coaches and the engine of the New Farakka Express derailed in Rae Bareli on Wednesday morning. (ANI Photo)

At least seven people died and around 35 injured after nine coaches and the engine of the New Farakka Express (Train No. 14003) derailed near Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh at around 6 am on Wednesday. Several passengers on the train are feared trapped. The train was expected to reach New Delhi a little after 2.30 pm today.

A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has been deployed to Harchandpur Railways Station to conduct rescue and relief operations. Doctors have been rushed to the site of the accident as well. The District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police are also present at the site of the accident.

Trains on the Varanasi-Lucknow route have been halted as officials expect the toll to rise.

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New Farakka Express derailed near Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh around 6 am today. Also read this story in Malayalam, Bengali  

UP train accident: President Kovind offers condolences

President Ram Nath Kovind says he is sad to hear about the UP train accident in Rae Bareli, and offers his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

Deputy Chief Minister of UP also tweets.

New Farakka Express derailment: Helpline numbers

Here's a list of helpline numbers curated after the New Farakka Express train derailed in Rae Bareli district. 

  • Varanasi: 0542-2503814
  • Lucknow: 9794830975, 9794830973
  • Prataparh: 05342 220492
  • Raebareli: 0535 2213154

Read more here.

Former Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu tweets

PM expresses anguish at UP train accident in Rae Bareli

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed anguish at the loss of lives in the train accident. Here's a tweet from the Prime Minister from the PMO.

In pictures: UP train accident

A NDRF team of 40 personnel are conducting rescue operations at the site of the UP train accident near Rae Bareily. Senior officers including the DM, SP and sub-divisional magistrate are also at the site. Six buses were sent to the spot to help evacuate around 300 passengers. (Express Photos/Vishal Srivastava)

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal announces compensation for victims

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for the next of kin of the deceased, reports ANI. Rs 1 lakh compensation has been announced for those with serious injuries, and Rs 50,000 for those with minor injuries.

Drones, long-range cameras used in rescue operations

ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar says drones and long-range cameras are being used in the rescue operations. Authorities are using heavy duty cutters to extricate passengers trapped in the train.

JUST IN: Toll rises to 7 after UP train derailment

ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar has confirmed that the death toll has risen to 7. Around 35 passengers have sustained injuries; nine of whom are in serious condition. ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar has comfirmed that the toll is now 7, while 35 others are injured. Nine people are in serious condition.

Ashok Gehlot on UP train accident: 'Deeply saddened by loss of lives'

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot offers condolences to the bereaved families. "Deeply saddened at the loss of lives n injuries in derailment of New Farakka Express coaches in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh," he tweets. Officials have halted trains along the Lucknow-Varanasi route due to the derailment. Rescue operations are underway.

Pictures: UP train derailment near Rae Bareli

Here some pictures from the site of the Uttar Pradesh train derailment site near Rae Bareli. At least five people died this morning due to the accident. (ANI Photos)

New Farakka Express derailment: Emergency Numbers

Emergency helpline numbers: 05412-254145, 027-73677 (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction); 0612-2202290, 0612-2202291, 0612-220229 (Patna Station), Railway Phone No. 025-83288.

UP train accident: CM Adityanath announces Rs 2 lakh to next of kin

According to ANI, CM Adityanath has announced a sum of Rs 2 lakh as ex-gratia to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those who have suffered serious injuries. He had earlier directed authorities to provide all aid to the passengers.

CM Yogi Adityanath offers condolences to victims of UP train accident

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, taking note of the incident, directed authorities to help passengers and provide all aid necessary. He directed the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police to travel to the site of the accident--they are currently overseeing rescue operations. According to PTI, the chairman of the Railways Board Ashwani Lohani is also en route the accident site. 

UP train accident: NDRF pressed into action

The NDRF put out this statement this morning. The agency has deployed a team to the site to conduct rescue operations. It is feared that passengers are trapped inside the train. Along with the NDRF, medical teams have also been rushed to help passengers.

New Farakka Express accident: Train details

New Farakka Express (Train No 14003), which left Malda Town station in West Bengal at 9.05 am, derailed a little outside Harchandpur at around 6.30 am Wednesday. The train, which was travelling on the Varanasi-Lucknow route, was expected to reach New Delhi at 2.30 pm.

UP train accident: 5 dead, more than 2 dozen injured

At least five people were killed this morning after the New Farakka Express, which was travelling to New Delhi, derailed near Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. Several passengers were injured, and many are feared trapped in the train. Emergency services have been pressed into action to conduct relief and rescue operations. Follow our LIVE blog for the latest news.

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