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Utkal Express derailment: Meerut line trains cancelled, diverted till 6 pm

Affected rail route is expected to be cleared and traffic is likely to be restored by 7 pm today

ANI  |  Muzaffarnagar (UP) 

Utkal Express derails
The derailment took place in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)

With restoration work underway at the site of the deadly here where the death loss has now mounted to 23, all the on the line have been cancelled or diverted till 6 p.m.

Affected rail route is expected to be cleared and traffic is likely to be restored by 7 p.m. today.

According to a statement by the Northern Railway, General Manager R.K. Kulshrestha is personally monitoring the relief work at site and Addl. General Manager, Northern Railway Manju Gupta is observing medical assistance work in the hospital personally.

"In order to expedite the of the derailed 18477 Puri - Haridwar Utkal Kalinga Express, Minister for Railway is personally monitoring the and he has directed Railway authorities to provide best possible medical assistance to injured and all possible help to relatives and co-of affected passengers," the statement read.

Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha along with Member Traffic, Railway Board and DG/Health Railway Services had visited the accident site last night and directed senior railway officials to ensure proper and timely and provide best possible medical assistance to affected

Manju Gupta, Addl. General Manager, Northern Railway along with Senior Doctors is personally monitoring the medical assistance to injured persons in and hospital.

A total of 97 have been injured and 23 reported dead in this unfortunate accident.

Out of 97 injured persons, 26 are grievously injured while 71 have simple injuries.

Many injured person has discharged after providing first aid assistance. Injured have been admitted in and Hospitals.

First Published: Sun, August 20 2017. 12:14 IST
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