Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured

Updated: July 10, 2011 22:22 IST

Over 60 people died and at least 150 were injured when 12 bogies, including the engine of New Delhi-Howrah Kalka Mail derailed near Malwa railway station in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh today.

Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
On July 10, 15 bogies of the Kalka Mail, that was on its way to New Delhi from Howrah, with 1,200 passengers on board, derailed near Malwan station in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur district.

Over 60 people have died and at least 150 have been injured in the devastating accident.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
The death toll is likely to go up with railway authorities saying many might still be trapped under the debris.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
Rescue operations are still on with the help of locals, railway and district administration authorities.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
Local people are cutting the AC coaches to bring out survivors trapped in the bogies.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
According to reports, nearly hundred Armymen have been pressed into service with medical supplies being rushed to the area.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
A Special train carrying 165 passengers of New Delhi-Howrah Kalka Mail reached Delhi on Monday morning. The rescue train departed from Malwan Railway Station on Sunday evening to bring survivors to the Capital.

Relatives of passengers on the rescue train wait at a railway station in New Delhi.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
Shabnam, 21, weeps near the bodies of her mother and brother who died in a train accident in Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
Railway authorities said the train was travelling at a top speed of 108 kilometres per hour, when it derailed near Malwan railway station.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
HC Joshi, North Central Railway General Manager, said, "The exact cause of the derailment has not been ascertained as we are busy in rescue operations."
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
He added a probe has been ordered into the accident.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
All the injured passengers have been rushed to Kanpur hospital.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
Two relief trains, one from Kanpur and the other from Allahabad comprising of medical teams, cutting equipment, cranes, engineers have left for Malwa to assist in the rescue operations.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
Due to the derailment, 13 trains have been cancelled and 25 others diverted along the Allahabad-Kanpur section.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
The PM also instructed the ministry to provide all resources for the rescue operations that are underway in full swing.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
Meanwhile, expressing shock over the loss of lives in the rail accident, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has instructed MoS Railway, K H Munniyappa, to visit the accident site.
Kalka Mail acccident: Over 60 dead, 150 injured
Minister of State for Railways Mukul Roy has announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to the next of the kin of the dead, Rs 1 lakh for those who sustained serious injuries and Rs 25,000 for victims who have suffered minor injuries.

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