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30 dead, 46 injured as Janta Express derails near Rae Bareli in UP

At least 15 persons were killed and around 150 others injured when the engine and two coaches of the Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express derailed near Bachrawan Railway Station in Rae Bareili district today.

Train accident, Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express, Bachrawan Railway Station, train derail

At least 30 persons were killed and around 46 others injured when the engine and two coaches of the Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express derailed near Bachrawan Railway Station in Rae Bareili district today. As soon as the news of the accident spread, people from nearby villages rushed to the spot to help in rescue and relief operations. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Train accident, Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express, Bachrawan Railway Station, train derail

The accident occurred around 9.30 AM near Bachhrawan Railway station, about 50 km from state capital, Lucknow. According to preliminary reports, the locomotive driver apparently overshot the signal and as a result, the engine and two adjoining coaches derailed, Railway Spokesperson Anil Saxena said in Delhi. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Train accident, Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express, Bachrawan Railway Station, train derail

The spot of the accident presented a devastating sight with one of the bogies reduced to a mangle of steel. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Train accident, Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express, Bachrawan Railway Station, train derail

The locomotive driver apparently overshot the signal and as a result, the engine and two adjoining coaches derailed, Railway Spokesperson Anil Saxena said in Delhi. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Train accident, Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express, Bachrawan Railway Station, train derail

As soon as the news of the accident spread, people from nearby villages rushed to the spot to help in rescue and relief operations. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Train accident, Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express, Bachrawan Railway Station

As per eye witnesses, Janata Express which had a scheduled stoppage at Bachrawan railway station did not stop and derailed after hitting the dead end of the tracks. Due to the impact, as brakes were not applied, three bogeys of the train crushed and derailed. (Source: PTI)

Train accident, Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express, Bachrawan Railway Station

Railways have ordered an inquiry and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of those killed in the accident. While Rs 50,000 will be given to those injured seriously, Rs 20,000 will be given to people with minor injuries. (Source: PTI)

Train accident, Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express, Bachrawan Railway Station

While Rs 50,000 will be given to those injured seriously, Rs 20,000 will be given to people with minor injuries. (Source: PTI)

Train accident, Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express, Bachrawan Railway Station, train derail

Rescue operation being carried out after the Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express derailed at the Bachhrawan railway station in Raebareli on Friday. (Source: PTI)