UP Train Derailment: Rampur SP Says Sabotage Cannot Be Ruled Out

  • Eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Kosi Bridge in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh on Saturday morning
  • At least 10 people have been injured
  • No casualties have been reported yet
  • Suresh Prabhu is monitoring the situation
    Rampur SP refuses to rule out sabotage

Three-feet portion of the track where eight coaches of the Rajya Rani Express derailed here today was missing and sabotage angle cannot be ruled out, Uttar Pradesh police said.

KK Chaudhri, Rampur SP, who visited the accident site, said the track was found broken and some of its portion buried.

"Sabotage cannot be ruled out," he told PTI when asked about possible reasons behind the accident.

A railway source in New Delhi also said the derailment was caused, prima facie, due to the rail fracture.

The Source saidWeld was found broken. But the reason of the fracture would be ascertained through investigation only

Weld was found broken. But the reason of the fracture would be ascertained through investigation only

Chaudhri said an investigation has been initiated and entire fact would come out only after its completion.

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an enquiry to ascertain what caused the accident.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 50,000 for each person seriously injured, and Rs 25,000 each to the less injured.

The accident took place between Mundapandey and Rampur railway stations, Northern Railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said.

He said while two passengers have been injured there were no casualties in the accident.

Moradabad Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) has reached the spot to oversee the rescue and relief operations. A medical team has also reached, Sharma said.

Earlier, police officials in Rampur had said 15 passengers were injured and rushed to hospital.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI)

At least 10 people were injured as eight coaches of the Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express train derailed at 8:05 am on Saturday. The derailment occurred near Kosi Bridge in Rampur, in Uttar Pradesh.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is reported to be monitoring the situation.

Passengers of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express that derailed on Saturday morning near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: ANI)
Eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur on Saturday morning. (Photo: ANI) 

(With inputs from ANI)