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7 dead after engine, coaches of New Farakka Express derail in Raebareli

Posted October 10th, 2018, 10:16 AM IST

7 dead after engine, coaches of New Farakka Express derail in Raebareli

Raebareli: At least 7 people have died and 21 others injured after nine coaches and the engine of New Farakka Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli on Wednesday morning.

The accident took place 50m from Harchandpur railway station in Raebareli. Several passengers are feared trapped after the derailment.





Rescue teams have reached the accident site and the injured passengers have been rushed to nearby hospitals. NDRF teams from Lucknow and Varanasi have reached the accident site and are helping with the rescue, news agency ANI reported.



(Photo: Twitter | ANI)
(Photo: Twitter | ANI)



"All passengers have been evacuated. Special train is being arranged to take them. It may take 24-36 hours for completion of clearance operation," DRM Northern Railways said.

All up and down lines on the route have been blocked.

The Uttar Pradesh CM 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.

Following are the emergency helpline numbers:

At Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction -
BSNL - 05412-254145

Railway - 027-73677

Emergency helpline numbers set up at Patna Station
BSNL - 0612-2202290, 0612-2202291, 0612-220229

Railway - 025-83288

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