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Posted: Nov 20 2016 (08:48)

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Nov 20 2016 (08:31)   Live: Indore-Patna express train derails in Kanpur; 30 killed

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All hospitals in the neighbouring districts have been activated, reports ANI. Private hospitals of Kanpur put on alert.
At least 30 people were killed and over 150 others injured on Sunday when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express train derailed near Pukhrayan area in Kanpur Dehat district, reported PTI. Railways officials say the number of casualties could rise.
Live updates:
Helpline numbers released:
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has also released helpline numbers —
Indore: 07411072,
Ujjain: 07342560906,
Ratlam: 074121072,
Orai: 051621072,
Jhansi: 05101072,
Pokhraya: 05113270239.
My thoughts are with the bereaved families: PM Modi
"Anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families," tweets PM Narendra Modi.
Prayers with those injured in the tragic train accident. I've spoken to @sureshpprabhu, who is personally monitoring the situation closely.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 20, 2016
"Strictest possible action will be taken"
Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu —
"All rescue relief work is on to deal with the unfortunate accident. All medical and other help has been rushed. Enquiry has been ordered. Situation monitored closely. Medical assistance of all kinds is offered. Rail mobile medical units have been rushed to site. All injured rushed to hospitals, immediate medical help given. Ex gratia to unfortunate passengers who died and to injured will be given. An enquiry team will start investigation for cause of accident immediately.
"All necessary assistance will provided to the affected, we are taking care. Strictest possible action will be taken against those who could be responsible for accident."
Trains diverted
Several trains along the route have been diverted or cancelled.
Jhansi-Lucknow Intercity and Jhansi-Kanpur passenger train cancelled.
Train numbers 12542,12522,12541,12534 have been diverted.
Derailment of train no 19321 Indore -RJPB B/W Phukraya-Malasa at 3:10 Jhasi-Kanpur section. Help line nos are below pic.twitter.com/QTUIUy4xkB
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) November 20, 2016
Hospitals put on alert
All hospitals in the neighbouring districts have been activated, reports ANI. Private hospitals of Kanpur put on alert to accommodate patients, says UP CM Akhilesh Yadav. Akhilesh also asks the Chief Secretary of UP to monitor relief operations. "Pool in resources from neighbouring districts to enable quicker relief operations," he says.
Senior officers rush to the spot
Senior officers have been ordered to go to the spot immediately. Minister of State and senior officials are on their way to the accident site. Local MP, MLAs other functionaries have been rushed - Ministry of Railways
S2 coach "severely damaged"
#WATCH 14 coaches of Patna-Indore express train derailed near Pukharayan (Kanpur, UP), 30 dead. Relief and rescue ops underway pic.twitter.com/u3JjiocIj6
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
The incident took place at around 3 a.m. near Pukhrayan, about 100 kms from here.
Northern Central Railways spokesperson Vijay Kumar said that doctors and senior railway officials had reached the spot. The cause of the derailment was not known immediately.
Though casualties are feared, there is no official confirmation so far.
Buses are pressed into service to help passengers complete their journey, Kumar said, adding that there are possibilities of casualties in the S2 coach which is severely damaged.
District administration along with railway officials are carrying out rescue and relief operations. Four AC coaches have also been derailed, he added.
Meanwhile, DIG (Kanpur range) Rajesh Modak said that two bogies of the train have been severely damaged and many people are feared dead.
Keywords: train derailment

  
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Live: Indore-Patna express train derails in Kanpur; at least 45 dead

  
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Indian railways should order enquiry about this train derailment and take immediately action against those railways employees which cannot doing their job with responsibility. Also those railways officials employees which cannot do their job of maintenance of railway tracks should immediately terminate from the railway job.

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