Kanpur, April 20: 12 coaches of Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur on Sunday. The incident took place around 1 am today. There are no casualties, railway authorities said, adding, 3 people have been injured so far. Government officials including railway doctors and police are present on the site. One team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) of 45 persons is also present on the spot. All passengers are being given relief, assistance, help and medical aid, railway officials said. Mumbai: Local Train Accident Averted as Man Alerts Motorman About Fractured Rail Track.
Indian Railways has issued helpline numbers at Howrah- (033) 26402241, 26402242, 26402243, 26413660.
Poorva Express derailment in Kanpur: Indian Railways has issued helpline numbers at Howrah- (033) 26402241, 26402242, 26402243, 26413660. pic.twitter.com/J8fMlqIgnbAlso Read | Donald Trump Promised to Work Like PM Modi in 2016 US Elections: Yogi Adityanath on Campaign Trail
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"Train no. 12303 (Howrah to New Delhi) Poorva Express derailed near Rooma station near home signal at around 1 am. As per initial information received, 12 coaches including 10 passenger coaches, a pantry and power car got derailed out of which four have overturned. The Division Railway Manager and District Magistrate have reached the site," Smita Vats Sharma, Additional Directorate General of Public Information, told ANI.
Morning Visuals of Train derailment:
Kanpur: Morning visuals from the spot where 12 coaches of Poorva Express, plying from Howrah to New Delhi, derailed near Rooma village at around 1 am today. No casualties reported. pic.twitter.com/sFw0jZvVib
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"No casualties. No serious injuries. Only minor injuries have been reported to a few passengers. The train has been evacuated and buses have been arranged. Railway Doctors and officials are on site," she added. Rajdhani Express Coaches Split on Kathjodi River Bridge Near Cuttack; Accident Averted.
Special arrangements are made for stranded passengers of Poorva Express. Relief train, with 900 passengers on board, has left Kanpur. The accident has affected the normal traffic on the busy route. Restoration of Up line (Howrah to Delhi) line will take time, and may be restored in the evening at around 4 pm, said CPRO North Central Railways.