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Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailment: No casualties; 14 passengers injured

Apr 20, 2019, 10:49 AM IST
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Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: Twelve coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday, injuring at least 14 people, railway officials said. The train was going to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station -- about 20 km from here -- in Kanpur Nagar district around 12.50 am. Four out of the 12 derailed Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches have overturned, North Central Railway public relations officer Amit Malviya said.

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Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express Accident

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express Accident

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: Fourteen people were injured and three of them were admitted to a hospital. The coaches that derailed are: S8, S9, B1-B5, A1, A2, HA1, pantry car and an SLR (seating cum luggage rake), according to a railway statement.

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Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: Rescue operation

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: Rescue operation

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: The district magistrate, senior superintendent of police and other senior officials reached the spot and supervised the rescue operation, the officials said.

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Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: No casualties

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: No casualties

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: "The administration, police and the locals, who were the first responders, have done n wonderful job by rushing the victims to hospitals in a short span of time after a such a major accident," a National Disaster Response Force official told reporters.

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Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: Helpline

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: Helpline

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: Recounting the incident, a passenger said there was a loud sound and everyone fell off their seats. Another passenger said he got out of the window of the train after the accident. The railways have issued helpline numbers: 1072, 9454403738, 9454401463, 9454401075, 9454400384 and 0512-23333111/112/113. 

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Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: Trains cancelled and diverted

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: Trains cancelled and diverted

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: It has diverted and cancelled a number of trains. Efforts are on to resume the operations in the line, the statement said. 

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Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: Kanpur

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: Kanpur

Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express: The passengers were brought to the Kanpur Central railway station, from where they left for New Delhi in a special train at 5.45 am, it added.

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