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3 injured after train derails near Kanpur

IANS  |  Kanpur 

At least three people were injured on Saturday after 12 coaches of the Delhi-bound derailed near Kanpur, railway officials said.

The accident took place at 12.52 a.m. in Rooma, 15 km from

The 12 coaches comprised 10 passenger coaches, one pantry and the power car, according to the officials. Four coaches capsized following the derailment.

The train was running at a speed of 100 km per hour. The cause of the derailment is yet to be ascertained.

A team of (NDRF) has reached the spot for rescue operations.

in said: "No casualties, no serious injuries. All the passengers have been evacuated. An Accident Relief Train (ART) and Accident Relief Medical Equipment (ARME) were dispatched to the The main route has been impacted due to the derailment."

The passengers of the were brought to by several buses.

From Kanpur, the relief train with 900 passengers onboard has left for

At least 12 trains were cancelled and five others diverted via Deen Dayal Upadhyay-Lucknow-route, railway officials said.

Restoration work of the track would be completed by 4 p.m., the officials added.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, April 20 2019. 09:30 IST
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