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UP train derailment: Northern Railways issues helpline numbers

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The Northern Railways has issued helpline numbers after the New Express train derailed in district.

At least five people were killed as eight coaches and the engine of the New Express (14003) derailed near in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday.

"The Northern Railways has issued helpline numbers to help passengers and their relatives and give them necessary information," Public Relations Officer, NR, said.

In Varanasi, the helpline number is 0542-2503814, the Lucknow number is 9794830975, 9794830973, Prataparh - 05342 220492 and Raebareli - 0535 2213154, he said.

(ADG), Law and order, said that drone cameras are being used at the site to trace the missing and keep an eye on the site.

Due to the accident, 13 trains on the route were diverted, a said.

Narendra Modi, have condoled the loss of lives in the train derailment.

Meanwhile, besides Yogi Adityanath, Mahendra Nath Pandey, state Raj Babbar state ministers and several others have also expressed their condolence over the loss of live in the derailment.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 11:55 IST