At 4:18 AM, 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed after it left the Manikpur Railway Station. According to Chitrakoot Superintendent of Police Pratap Gopendra Singh, a man and his six-year-old son from Bettiah district of Bihar died on the spot while the third person died at a hospital.
Yogi Adityanath said he had directed officials to ensure that the wounded get immediate and appropriate treatment.
A Railway spokesperson said that the wounded have been taken to Manikpur and Chitrakoot hospitals, where medical relief is being provided to them. Two of the injured are said to be in a serious condition.
Exactly a year ago, over 100 people were killed and nearly 200 injured when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express jumped the rails near Kanpur. The number of deaths due to train accidents has already reached over 200 this year, the highest in a decade.
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