There was a major train accident happened today in Rae Bareli of UP where 8 coaches of New Farakka Express (14003), which was going from New Delhi to Malda Town, derailed. In this terrible accident, 6 people were killed while 41 people were reported to be injured. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took the information of the situation and instructed the officers. NDRF teams have also reached the spot and relief work has been started. CM Adityanath has announced a sum of Rs 2 lakh as ex-gratia to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those who have suffered serious injuries. He had earlier directed authorities to provide all aid to the passengers. Northern Railway DRM Satish Kumar said that the accident took place in the morning at five and a half minutes. People felt a sharp shock at that time. Before somebody came to understand, 8 bogies of the train were derailed. This incident happened near Bawanganj of Rae Bareli. People around have reached the spot and are helping the administration.
This incident happened in Harchandpur in RaeBareli. There is also a possibility of conspiracy and the ATS team has been sent to the spot. ATS team will check whether this is a terrorist activity or not. PRO North Railway Deepak Kumar told that the train was going from Malda to Delhi, there was a delay between Harkandpur. 8 coaches of the train derailed.
PRO also told that Firstly the injured and stranded people will be helped and after that, the 8 coaches will be removed. NDRF Relief and other assistance have been sent immediately to Railway Track.
Deeply saddened at the loss of lives n injuries in derailment of #NewFarakkaExpress coaches in #RaeBareli, #UttarPradesh.
My condolences to the bereaved families, who lost dear ones. https://t.co/BcS0jmZlgh
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) October 10, 2018
Officials said that a team of doctors has been dispatched to the accidental place with medical relief from the medical van. Emergency helpline number has been declared in Deen Dayal Upadhyay junction (Mughalsarai). Railway Board Chairman Ashwini Lohani has left for the accident site. Due to the accident, rail traffic on all up and down lines of this route is interrupted.
Helpline number (Mughalsarai) BSNL-05412-254145 Railway -027-73677 Helpline number (Patna) BSNL- (1) 0612-2202290 (2) 0612-2202291 (3) 0612-2202292