New Delhi: Six people have been injured after eight coaches of the Mahakoshal Express, traveling from Jabalpur to Delhi, derailed in Kulpahar in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba district. The accident happened at around 2 am. The reason for the derailment is not yet known, and an investigation has been started in this regard. According to the Ministry of Railways, the rear coaches of the train have derailed. The unaffected coaches left the site of the accident at 6:45 am and are headed for their destination - Delhi's Nizamuddin Railway Station.
- Mahakoshal Express was on its way to Delhi from Jabalpur
- 6 people have been injured in the accident: Ministry of Railways
- Police and district officials on the spot, investigation under way
Manjar Karar, a spokesperson of the Northern Railways said that the derailed coaches include one coach of 2nd AC, three coaches of 3rd AC, and the remaining were sleeper coaches. Rescue staff, railway police and administration officials are currently at the spot, sources in the railway ministry have said. The chief medical officer of the area - Sunil Kumar Vashnay is also at the site of the accident.
Three buses have been arranged for local passengers. Water and refreshments have also been provided to the passengers who are stranded.
The Railways has started helplines at Jhansi, Gwalior, Mathura, Kanpur, Allahabad, Banda, Nizamuddin and New Delhi stations to disseminate information to the relatives of the passengers.
Train Name: (Jabalpur-Nizamuddin) Mahakoshal Express (Mahakaushal Express)
Train No: 12189
Mathura: 0565-2402008 / 2402009
Kanpur: 0512-1072 / 2323015 / 2323016 / 2323018
Allahabad: 0532-1072 / 0532-2408149
Nizamuddin Station (Delhi): 72510 / 72389 / (P&T - 24359748)
New Delhi Railway Station: 22623 / (P&T - 23342954 / 23341074)