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Four killed as New Farakka Express derails near Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi/Lucknow 

At least four people were killed as eight coaches and the engine of the New (14003) derailed near in Wednesday, said.

The accident took place near Harchandpur in district at around 6.05 am, he said.

A team of doctors in an Accident Relief Medical Van has been rushed to the site in and emergency helpline numbers have been set up at the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction, Mughalsarai, officials said.

All up and down lines on the route have been blocked and officials suspect that the number of casualties may rise.

Previously, the railways had said that six coaches have derailed.

Meanwhile, sources said was on his way to the

Taking note of the incident, directed the district magistrate, of police, health authorities and the (NDRF) to provide all possible assistance to relief and rescue operations, an said.

The expressed his condolences for the deceased and directed to the of police to take all necessary action, he added.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 09:16 IST