Uttar Pradesh Train Derailment Updates: 3 People Dead 9 Injured

13 coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derails near UP's Banda, 3 dead, seven injured

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today condoled the death of three passengers, who died after 13 coaches of the Patna-Vasco Da Gama express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Manikpur.

"Some 13 coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express train went off the tracks near Manikpur railway station at 4:18 a.m. local time (2248 GMT)", a senior railway official said. The incident has disrupted the movement of trains on the Patna-Allahabad route.

Here are the images of the train accident. The accident which occurred at the Manikpur station in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh. One of the official says that the fractured railway track must have led to the derailment. "He had instructed the railway board chairman to rush to the spot", he told reporters. "Relief operations are underway".

The train that was travelling from Goa to Patna derailed around 4.14 am.

December 28, 2013: Twenty six people were killed in the Bangalore-Nanded Express train in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh after a fire broke out in an AC 3-tier coach. The railway issued a helpline no 0532-1072.




Sources in the Railway Ministry hinted that assessment by officials placed the blame on rail fracture leading to the accident.

The recent incidents of train derailments have caused great concern in the country. "Three people have died and rescue operations are on", said Shivakant Dwivedi, DM Chitrakoot district while talking to Zee News. "My honest condolences to the families of the deceased", reads the quote from a tweet of Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal expressed grief over the accident and announced compensation for the families of those killed in the accident.

Railway authorities rushed all nine injured persons to Allahabad late Friday evening and seven of them were admitted at the Railway Hospital for treatment.

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