KANPUR: Sealdah-Ajmer express train derailed between Rura-Metha in Kanpur Dehat, leading to disruption of rail traffic on the Kanpur route, Railway officials said. On Wednesday 15 coaches of �Sealdah-Ajmer express derailed at� 5:20 AM, 50 kms from Kanpur. 28 injured after 15 coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer Express train derailed near Kanpur, Zaki Ahmad, Kanpur IG said.
The mishap occurred at about 5:20 AM, 50 kms from Kanpur. "The 15 waggons of the Sealdah-Ajmer express train 12988 derailed in the wee hours," a Kanpur Rail division official here said.https://twitter.com/sureshpprabhu/status/813935909989191681
Rescue and relief operations were being carried out by district administration and railway officials.
Meanwhile, more rescue teams were rushed from Etawah and Kanpur to the accident site.
Senior officials have been directed to reach the accident site immediately, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, adding immediate medical help is being provided to the injured.https://twitter.com/RailMinIndia/status/813957496847024128
Thorough investigation will be carried out to ascertain the cause, he added. Ex gratia will be paid to all injured. All passengers are being provided with necessary assistance to ensure least inconvenience, the minister said.https://twitter.com/sureshpprabhu/status/813934126189477888 As per preliminary reports 15 coaches of the train got derailed. The first 5 & last 3 coaches were intact, Anil Saxena, Indian Railways spokesman said.