Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express Train Derailment: 3 Dead, 12 Injured; Yogi Adityanath Announces Rs 2 lakh Compensation - Highlights

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Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express Train Derailment: 3 Dead, 12 Injured; Yogi Adityanath Announces Rs 2 lakh Compensation - Highlights

Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express train derailed near the Manikpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi:  Thirteen coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed near Manikpur, in Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh. At least 12 people have been injured, and three others have died. While a father-son duo from Bettiah district, Bihar died on the spot, the third person succumbed to injuries at the local hospital. Railway Board chairman, Ashwani Lohani has rushed to the site. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal condoled the death of the passengers and order a probe into the accident. "Immediate rescue and relief operations started and an inquiry ordered into the derailment of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express at Manikpur, UP. My sincere condolences to the families of the deceased," Mr Goyal said in a tweet. The train, going towards Patna derailed at 04:18 AM, near the Manikpur railway station.

 

Here are the updates of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express train derailment:


Nov 24, 2017
13:30 (IST)
Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) deployed to probe the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express train accident
Nov 24, 2017
13:06 (IST)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for family of those killed in the Uttar Pradesh train accident, Rs 50,000 for the severely injured passengers and Rs 25,000 for those with minor injuries.
Nov 24, 2017
12:18 (IST)
The speed of the train was about 96 km/hr. So far, 12 people have been injured while 3 have died in the accident: SK Pankaj, Divisional Railway Manager
Nov 24, 2017
11:38 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the train derailment in Chitrakoot district. Directs officials to ensure speedy treatment of those injured.
Nov 24, 2017
11:36 (IST)
Six out of the nine injured are admitted in Manikpur hospital, says Rakesh Kumar, TT
Nov 24, 2017
11:21 (IST)
Passenger revealed that somebody hit the emergency break because of that back portion of the coach derailed: Anand Kumar, Additional Director General (Law and Order)
Nov 24, 2017
09:15 (IST)
Other coaches will be attached to the train and then the train will head towards its destination which is Patna: Anil Saxena told news agency ANI
Nov 24, 2017
09:13 (IST)
Coaches derailed are from S3 - S11 of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express
Nov 24, 2017
09:12 (IST)
Passengers of affected coaches have been accommodated in the unaffected coaches, they are being taken to Allahabad's sub-station: Anil Saxena, PRO Indian Railways
Nov 24, 2017
09:07 (IST)

Nov 24, 2017
09:04 (IST)
Railway Ministry announces compensation; Rs 5 lakh for the families of the deceased, Rs 1 lakh for those severely injured and Rs 50,000 for those with minor injuries.
Nov 24, 2017
08:34 (IST)
Fractured railway track appears to be the cause of the accident as per local assessment: Additional Director General (Law and Order)
Nov 24, 2017
08:22 (IST)
3 Dead, 9 Injured After Train Derails In Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot
A passenger train derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot early this morning. Reports suggest that 13 coaches of the Vasco da Gama express derailed around 4.20 am after the Patna-bound train left Manikpur station's platform no 2."
Nov 24, 2017
08:15 (IST)
Ram Swaroop Patel from Bettiah district, Bihar, and his son Deepak died on the spot; another person died at the hospital.

Nov 24, 2017
08:11 (IST)
We have setup helpline numbers, rescue and relief operations are underway: Anil Saxena, PRO Indian Railways told news agency ANI
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