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8 coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derail near Rampur

 2017-04-15 04:42:26.0

8 coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derail near Rampur

Tahlka News Desk
Meerut: Eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday Morning. The incident took place Rampur and Mundapanda near a bridge over the koshi river. At least 10 people have injured in the derailment. Injured passengers have been sent to nearby district hospital.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announces Rs 50,000 compensation to those for seriously injured and 25,000 for minor injuries.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted "Personally monitoring situation.Directed senior officers to rush to the spot. Ensure speedy relief and rescue operations," adding that an enquiry has been ordered into the incident and strict action will be taken against defaulters, if any.

Help line number issued by the railway for victims and families of the train derailment: 0121-6401215

No casualties have been reported so far says Ministry of Railways.


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