LIVE Vasco Da Gama accident: 5 lakhs for kin of dead, 1L for grievously injured, 50,000 injured

New Delhi, Nov 24: Here are the LIVE updates of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed near Manikpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh.

-Vasco De Gama Patna express train accident: Ministry of Railways announces Rs 5 lakhs for kin of those dead, 1 lakh for grievously injured and 50,000 for those injured

Thirteen coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed near Manikpur railway station in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, leaving at least seven people injured

The Patna-bound train derailed at 4:18 am near Manikpur railway station in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh, less than 12 hours after a bolero had collided with a passenger train near Lucknow killing four and injuring two

"The injured have been rushed to the hospital and officials have left for the spot. Relief operations are underway," North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said

He further said that soon after the accident, a medical train reached the spot and by 5:20 am, an accident relief train was dispatched for the spot

The divisional railway manager (DRM), Allahabad has already reached the spot while the General Manager, NCR is on his way, he said

While no deaths were confirmed by the railways, sources say multiple fatalities cannot be ruled out.

News24Bureau with Agencies