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New Farakka Express derails in Uttar Pradesh, 5 dead, 12 injured

New Farakka Express derails in Uttar Pradesh, 5 dead, 12 injured
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Five Coaches, including the engine of New Farakka Express, derailed to the Harchandpur station in Rae Bareli on Wednesday Morning. Five people have been died in this accident, while many others are injured. At present, local people and staff of Harchandpur station are engaged in rescue operations. Travelers have an atmosphere of confusion. NDRF teams of Lucknow and Varanasi have reached the spot. Four persons, including a woman and a kid, were killed and 12 others were injured on Wednesday after five coaches and the engine of New Farakka Express derailed in Raebareli district of Uttar Pradesh. The accident took place near Harchandpur railway station falling under Rae Bareli district.

Rae Bareli’s SP Sujata Singh said that five people have died so far. The injured have been accommodated in different hospitals of the district. Seriously injured people have been referred to Lucknow. DM, SP and CMO are also present on the spot. At present, no helpline number has been issued from the railway side. Rescue work is being run on behalf of the district administration.

New Farakka Express derailed in Rai Bareilly

According to reports, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the accident and he has directed the DM, SP, the health authorities and the NDRF to provide all possible relief and rescue at the accident site.

The train was going from Farakka to Rae Bareli and via New Delhi. The incident happened due to the wrong track near Harchandpur Outer. Right now the railway officials have reached to the spot. Local police and ambulance have also arrived at the spot. The number of injured could not be estimated yet. It is being told that the death rate can increase. At the moment, many trains have been affected on the route after the accident. There is a preparation for sending trains from different routes.

 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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