Seven passengers are feared died and 21 seriously injured as nine coaches of New Farakka Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh Rae Bareilly on Wednesday morning.
Nine passengers are serious, said a railway statement. The divisional railway manager of Northern Railway confirmed that every passengers of the derailed express have been safely evacuated and a special train has been arranged to bring back those exhausted passengers.
It will take 24-36 hours for clearing operations to be completed he opined.
To maintain swift and clear rescue operation drone observation has been operational over the accident place, said the official. NDRF team from Varanasi and Lucknow reached to the spot and helping others in rescue operation. It has been reported that Harchanndrapur Rail terminal is 50 metres away from the accident spot. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath taken measure of the accident and directed state personnel to help the rescue team.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has ordered an investigation and directed authorities to effectively undertake the relief and rescue operation and supply absolute best medical facility to the injured people.
Prime Minister condoled the loss of life and mourned for the family of deceased.
The Prime Minister tweeted, “I pray that the injured recover quickly.”
Northern Railway set up a emergency help line numbers at Deen Dayal Upadhay Junction (previously Mughalsarai) and Patna station.
The numbers are: Deen Dayal Upadhay Junction– 05412-254145 and 027-73677
Patna Junction: 0612-2202290, 0612-2202291, 0612-220229