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55 injured as Ajmer-Sealdah Express derails near Kanpur

  • Kanpur Train Accident, Ajmer-Sealdah, Indian Rail, Ajmer-Sealdah express train, derailed
    Ajmer-Sealdah express train derailed

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced a compensation of Rs. 50,000 to the seriously injured and Rs. 25,000 to those with other injuries, reports Omar Rashid.

  • Kanpur Train Accident, Ajmer-Sealdah, Indian Rail, Ajmer-Sealdah express train, derailed
    Coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah express train which derailed

    While the 9:45 a.m. bulletin of the North Central Railway listed 44 injured and zero casualties, the police had initially claimed that two lives were lost in the accident.

  • Kanpur Train Accident, Ajmer-Sealdah, Indian Rail, Ajmer-Sealdah express train, derailed
    Ajmer-Sealdah express train derailed early morning near Rura railway station in Kanpur dehat district

    The cause of the derailment is not yet known and the Railways has ordered a probe, reports Omar Rashid.

  • Kanpur Train Accident, Ajmer-Sealdah, Indian Rail, Ajmer-Sealdah express train, derailed
    Rescue and relief works in progress at the site of accident where Ajmer-Sealdah express train derailed

    Over 30 trains were diverted, short-terminated or cancelled on the route, a railway spokesperson says.

  • Kanpur Train Accident, Ajmer-Sealdah, Indian Rail, Ajmer-Sealdah express train, derailed
    Rescue and relief works in progress

    The rescued people were taken to the MATI district hospital in Kanpur Dehat, while 10 grievously injured were referred to the Lala Lajpat Rai (Hailet) Hospital and Medical College, Kanpur.

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