This Article is From Oct 10, 2018

7 Dead, 60 Injured After Train Derails In Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli: Highlights

NDRF teams from Lucknow and Varanasi reached the spot and are helped with the rescue.

7 Dead, 60 Injured After Train Derails In Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli: Highlights

Many people are injured in the derailment


7 people died and 60 are injured after 6 coaches of the New Farakka Express train derailed 50 m from Harchandpur railway station in Raebareli today morning. NDRF teams from Lucknow and Varanasi have reached the spot and are helping with the rescue, news agency ANI reported. PM Modi condoled the deaths on Twitter. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Railways minister Piyush Goyal announced compensation for the families of the dead as well as injured. The rescue operations have concluded and the injured have been taken to various hospitals. Various helpline numbers have been made available to the public for queries.

Here are the highlights of the derailment in UP:

Oct 10, 2018 14:19 (IST)
JP Chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, state Congress President Raj Babbar state ministers and several others have also expressed their condolence over the loss of lives in the derailment. 

Oct 10, 2018 12:41 (IST)
Arun Jaitley tweeted his condolences on the accident:

Oct 10, 2018 11:53 (IST)
5 trains cancelled/shortly terminated and 9 trains diverted after New Farakka Express Train derailment near Harchandpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh, earlier today, reported ANI.
Oct 10, 2018 11:26 (IST)
The ADG said that the reason for derailment will be known after an Anti-Terrorism Squad is sent for an on-the-spot probe.
Oct 10, 2018 11:26 (IST)
The state transport department has allocated six buses by which 300 passengers have been evacuated.
Oct 10, 2018 11:26 (IST)
A National Disaster Response Force team comprising 40 personnel are at the accident site.

Oct 10, 2018 11:25 (IST)
Senior officers, including the district magistrate, superintendent of police, CO, sub-divisional magistrate are at the spot and relief operations are in full swing, the ADG said.
Oct 10, 2018 11:24 (IST)
The passengers are going to Lucknow and from there they will be sent to Delhi by a special train.
Oct 10, 2018 10:43 (IST)
All passengers evacuated. Special train is being arranged to take them. It may take 24-36 hrs for completion of clearance operations: DRM Northern Railways on New Farakka Express Train derailment.

Oct 10, 2018 10:42 (IST)
Ashok Gehlot tweeted his condolences on the accident:
Oct 10, 2018 10:40 (IST)
Rescue and relief operations are underway at the spot where coaches of New Farakka Express train derailed in Raebareli:

Oct 10, 2018 10:28 (IST)
PM Modi's office tweeted condolences on the deaths of the train derailment.
Oct 10, 2018 10:21 (IST)
Additional Director General of Railways said that 9 coaches and the engine of the train derailed.
Oct 10, 2018 09:53 (IST)
Drone Cameras, Long Range Cameras being used in the rescue operation.

Oct 10, 2018 09:44 (IST)
Railway Ministry has directed to effectively undertake relief and rescue operations and provide best possible medical help to the injured. Piyush Goyal has ordered an inquiry which will be conducted by Commission of Railway Safety, Northern Circle. He tweeted he is in constant touch with the railway authorities for the relief work and announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the family of the dead, Rs 1 lakh for the severely injured and Rs 50,000 each for all injured passengers.

Oct 10, 2018 09:39 (IST)
A crane has been deployed at the accident spot to pull out two people who are still buried under the coaches, ANI reported.
Oct 10, 2018 09:31 (IST)
More than 60 people have been inured and rushed the district hospital in Raebareli. Of them, 30 are seriously injured.

Oct 10, 2018 09:30 (IST)
According to the passengers, the train derailed after a loud noise. People from nearby villages were first responders on the accident site, news agency IANS reported.
Oct 10, 2018 09:30 (IST)
At least 13 trains have been diverted or short terminated following the accident.
Oct 10, 2018 09:15 (IST)
CM Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 2 Lakh ex-gratia to the family of the victims and Rs 50,000 compensation for those with serious injuries.
Oct 10, 2018 09:10 (IST)
The rescue operations are almost about to be over.
Oct 10, 2018 09:06 (IST)
All up and down lines on the route have been blocked and officials suspect that the number of casualties may rise.

Oct 10, 2018 09:05 (IST)
The train was heading to New Delhi from Malda in West Bengal.
Oct 10, 2018 08:52 (IST)
A rescue train has also reached the spot.
Oct 10, 2018 08:49 (IST)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed condolences and directed the district magistrate, the superintendent of police, health authorities and the NDRF to provide all possible assistance to relief and rescue operations, an official spokesman said.
Oct 10, 2018 08:48 (IST)
All up and down lines on the route have been blocked and officials suspect that the number of casualties may rise.

Oct 10, 2018 08:48 (IST)
A team of doctors in an Accident Relief Medical Van has been rushed to the site in Lucknow and emergency helpline numbers have been set up at the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction, Mughalsarai, officials said.
Oct 10, 2018 08:46 (IST)
Emergency helpline no. set up at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction-BSNL-05412-254145
Railway-027-73677. Emergency helpline numbers set up at Patna Station -
BSNL-0612-2202290, 0612-2202291, 0612-220229, Railway Phone No.- 025-83288
Oct 10, 2018 08:44 (IST)
Chairman of the Railway Board Ashwani Lohani would be visiting the accident site, reported news agency IANS.
Oct 10, 2018 08:17 (IST)
Here are some visuals of the accident spot from UP:

Oct 10, 2018 08:14 (IST)
According to the ADG, the coaches derailed around 6.05 am this morning.
Oct 10, 2018 08:07 (IST)
Anand Kumar, ADG, law and order of UP say around 30 people have been injured seriously and they have been taken to a local hospitals, and some have been taken to Varanasi hospitals.
Oct 10, 2018 08:05 (IST)
Several passengers are feared trapped in the derailment.