Raebareli Train Accident: 5 dead, several injured after 6 coaches of New Farakka Express derails

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 10: 5 died, several injured after 6 coaches of New Farakka Express train derailed 50 m from Harchandpur railway station this morning. NDRF teams from Lucknow and Varanasi have reached the spot 

At least five people were killed as five coaches and the engine of the New Farakka Express derailed near Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Northern Railway Satish Kumar said. Here are the LIVE updates:

-Anguished by the loss of lives due to a rail accident in Raebareli . Condolences to the bereaved families and I pray that the injured recover quickly. UP Government, Railways and NDRF are ensuring all possible assistance at the site of the accident, tweets PM Modi  

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

- Drones & long-range cameras are being used to monitor the situation at the site of incident: Anand Kumar, ADG Law & Order, on New Farakka Express Train derailment near Harchandpur railway station this morning. 

-7 dead,21 injured after engine&9 coaches derailed. Injured taken to Dist Hospital in Raebareli. All passengers evacuated.Special train is being arranged to take them. It may take 24-36 hrs for completion of clearance op:DRM Northern Railways on New Farakka Express Train derailment 

- Rescue and relief operations are underway at the spot where 9 coaches of New Farakka Express train derailed in Rae Bareli. 7 people died in the accident, 21 injured. 

-New Farakka Express train derailment in Raebareli. Railway Minister has directed to effectively undertake relief and rescue operation and provide the best possible medical help to the injured. He has ordered an inquiry which will be conducted by Commission of Railway Safety, Northern Circle.

  -New Farakka Express train derailment in Raebareli. CM Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 2 Lakh ex-gratia to the next of the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 compensation for those with serious injuries.

-The accident took place near Harchandpur at around 6.05 am.

-A team of doctors in an accident relief medical van has been rushed to the site in Lucknow and emergency helpline numbers have been set up at the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction, Mughalsarai, officials said. 

-All up and down lines on the route have been blocked and officials suspect that the number of casualty may rise.

 

Meanwhile, sources said Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani was on his way to the accident site.