Uttar Pradesh: Two Dead, 7 Injured as Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express Train Derails Near Banda

Seven persons were on Friday left injured as 13 coaches of Vasco Da Gama Patna Express train derailed near Banda district of Uttar Pradesh.
Patna, Nov 24: Three persons died and eight others were left injured on Friday as 13 coaches of Vasco Da Gama Patna Express train derailed near Banda district of Uttar Pradesh. The incident has affected the movement of trains on the route between Patna and Goa. “Prima facie the cause of accident looks like fractured Railway track as per local assessment,” UP ADG (law and order) said. (ALSO READ – Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express Derails in Uttar Pradesh: How Modern, Safer LHB Coaches Can Prevent Loss of Life)
The incident was reported 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. Ministry of Railways has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to kin of those killed and Rs 1 lakh for those injured.
“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 told PTI.  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 added. (ALSO READ – Swabhimani Express Train Runs on Wrong Route, Starts From Delhi For Maharashtra But Reaches Madhya Pradesh)

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