Dead in Chitrakoot train accident

Dead in Chitrakoot train accident

Dead in Chitrakoot train accident

Again train derailment continues, 13 coaches of the Vasco Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed near Uttar Pradesh Banda early on Friday. At about approximately 4:18 AM, nine coaches of the Vasco da Gama-Patna Express derailed due to what is being considered fractured railway track, according to officials.

In the aftermath of the derailment, movement of trains was disrupted on the Patna-Allahabad route for several hours.

The railway ministry has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family of those dead and Rs 1 lakh for those who suffered grievous injuries.

The nation today woke up to the news of yet another train accident in Uttar Pradesh which has now become a frequent affair. The engine of the Jammu-Patna Archana Express separated twice from the train near Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani made a spot inspection in the afternoon. "Of those injured, two were serious and admitted to district hospital, Chitrakoot".

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May 4, 2014: At least 20 people were killed and about 100 injured when the Diva Junction-Sawantwadi passenger train derailed between Nagothane and Roha stations in Maharashtra's Raigad district. The injured have been shifted to local hospitals.Railway officials have rushed to the spot and are investigating the reasons that led to the accident. The railway issued a helpline no 0532-1072. The minister also tweeted, expressing grief and sending condolences to the victims and their families. The two train tragedies had paved the exit of then Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu who Prime Minister Narendra Modi replaced with Goyal during a reshuffle of his council of ministers on September 3.

193 people have died in train derailments in 2016-17 (the actual number is much higher as the data is till March 2017) but the focus is on bullet trains rather than fixing the existing trains and the tracks they run on.

A crash near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh last November had killed 150 people.

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