Eight coaches of the Jabalpur- Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express derailed in the wee hours of Thursday near Mahoba station in Uttar Pradesh.
According to Anil Saxena, DG(PR) of Indian Railways over 22 people were injured in the derailment, of which 19 have been discharged from the hospital already.
The official said an accident relief train has also been rushed to the site and the injured have been given first-aid. Around eight coaches from the rear side of the train derailed between Mahoba and Kulpahar stations, the CPRO said.
22 people suffered injuries in Mahakaushal express derailment accident, out of which 19 discharged :Anil Saxena, DG (PR) of Indian Railways pic.twitter.com/lAE4jR3hPv— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 30, 2017
Senior officials, including the general manager of North Central Railway M C Chauhan, have rushed to site and rescue operations are on.
12 injured as 8 coaches of Mahakaushal express derailed near Kulapahar in Mahoba, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/PtnIPDyiB7— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 30, 2017
The cause of derailment is yet to be ascertained. Railway officials have operationalised helplines at Jhansi, Gwalior, Banda and Nizamuddin stations to disseminate information to relatives of the passengers.
(With inputs from PTI)
(Feature image source: ANI)