Three People died and nine were injured when the thirteen coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed off the tracks, near the Manikpur railway station, situated in Uttar Pradesh. Among the dead, as clarified by Chitrakoot SP Pratap Gopendra Singh, were a father and son, who were from Bettiah district of Bihar, while another person was rushed to the hospital, and passed away there. “Of those injured, two were serious and admitted to district hospital, Chitrakoot. Seven with minor injuries are being treated at Manikpur,” Singh said about the accident. Vasco Da Gama Express (12741), which was bound to Patna, went off tracks at 4:18 AM.
The train had just left the station and wasn’t too far away, when the accident happened. According to some reports, a broken train track was the cause of the accident, and could’ve been repaired to avoid it from happening.
“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 has told the people.
The rescue and relief mission is still underway, although, no further casualties have been reported yet. A 5 lakh compensation will be rewarded to the family of the dead, while the injured will be receiving 1 Lakh each.