UP train mishap: Death toll mounts to 133, at least 50 seriously wounded
Published : Nov 21, 2016, 11:27 am IST
Updated : Jun 13, 2018, 5:27 pm IST
The death toll in the derailment of the Patna-Indore Express near Kanpur reached 133 on Monday, while nearly 200 persons were injured, in what was the worst train accident in recent years.
At least 50 people have been seriously wounded and the number of dead is likely to increase. (Photo: PTI)
14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan of Kanpur Dehat district in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday due to suspected rail fracture. (Photo: AP)
Confirming the toll, District magistrate of Kanpur Dehat Ravi Kant Singh said, 104 bodies have been identified so far. (Photo: PTI)
NDRF, police force and civil administration were engaged in relief work on war footing. Army is also assisting in rescue and other relief work. (Photo: PTI)
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered a high level inquiry into the accident. Visiting the accident spot last evening, he asked officials to speed up the rescue and relief work. (Photo: PTI)
Minister of state for Railways Manoj Sinha said, those who are responsible for the incident will be punished, adding that all efforts are being taken to provide assistance to the bereaved families and other injured. (Photo: PTI)
The railway has already announced financial assistance of Rs 3.5 lakh each for the victim's family.
Besides Railways, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also announced exgratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured which is over and above any other assistance. (Photo: PTI)
The UP, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh state governments have also announced financial assistance to the family of victims of the accident. (Photo: PTI)
North central railway spokesperson said, a special train from Kanpur to Rajendra Nagar - Patna last evening left with the remaining stranded passengers. (Photo: PTI)
Several trains were running from diverted routes and some passengers trains were cancelled. (Photo: PTI)