LUCKNOW: Nearly 120 people killed in their sleep and more than 200 passengers injured after the Indore Patna Express train derails near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Early Sunday morning.The mail developments of the story are :
- Fourteen coaches of the train travelling with more than 500 passengers rolled off track a little after 3 am in Pukhraya, 60 km from Kanpur, when most passengers were sleeping.
- Video footage showed the coaches smashed up against each other and rescue teams are trying to cut through crumpled metal to pull out trapped passengers.
- Witnesses were jolted awake when they heard a bang and were thrown around. “We heard a deafening noise… I am lucky to be alive and safe,” a passenger said.
- More bodies were pulled out from the two coaches that fell on the side, said Daljeet Singh Choudhary, a senior police officer. Hours after the crash, a team of army personnel, doctors joined some 250 rescue workers.
- Many survivors were moved to a nearby town and injured are moved to hospitals for treatments.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “anguished beyond words” and added that he had spoken to Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu who was monitoring the situation closely.
Helpline numbers are issued so that relatives can find their family and relatives and Railway Department said that they are analysing the situation and issued staff to watch and help the people.
Railways Helpline Numbers are :
Helpline Numbers: Patna - 0612-2202290, 0612-2202291, 0612-2202292, 025-83288 | lndore - 0741 1072 | Ujjain - 0734 2560906 | Ratlam - 07412 1072 | Mugalsarai - 05412-251258, 05412-254145 | Hajipur - 06224-272230 | Jhansi - 05101072 | Orai - 051621072 | Kanpur - 05121072 | Pokhrayan - 05113-270239