2 injured as 8 coaches of Rajya Rani Express derail near UP’s Rampur

Posted on 15 April 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : Eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday leaving at least two passengers injured, railway officials said.
The accident happened between Mundapandey and Rampur railway stations, Northern railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said.

e said while two passengers had been injured there was no casualty in the accident.
Moradabad Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) has reached the spot to oversee the rescue and relief operations. A medical team has also reached the spot, he said.
The official said the cause of the accident was not known yet.
Earlier, police officials in Rampur had said 15 passengers were injured and rushed to hospital.
Rs 50,000 compensation for injured

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 for the passengers injured in the accident and also ordered an inquiry into it.
Railways sources said two of the eight affected coaches had capsized.
A few helplines have been opened by the Railways to facilitate relatives of the passengers.
Top railways officials, including Moradabad DRM Pramod Kumar, have reached the spot and medical teams have been pressed into action.
“Personally monitoring situation. Directed senior officers to rush to the spot. Ensure speedy relief and rescue operations,” Prabhu tweeted.
The minister said on the social networking site that an inquiry had been ordered and strict action would be taken against defaulters, if any.
Yogi also announces relief

CM Yogi Adityanath also announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for those who suffered minor injuries, a state government spokesman said.

The CM has asked Minister of State for Irrigation Baldev Olakh to distribute the financial help on the spot, the spokesperson said.
Adityanath has asked district officials to continue the relief and rescue operations on a war footing and directed the Chief Secretary, and the Principal Secretary, Home, to effectively monitor them.
Top railways officials, including Moradabad DRM Pramod Kumar, have reached the spot and medical teams have been pressed into action.
Meanwhile, IG ATS, Aseem Arun, has rushed a team to Rampur to probe the matter keeping in mind the “sensitivity” of the issue, a UP home department spokesman said.
ASP Noida, ATS, Brijesh Kumar has left for Rampur and a team already present on the spot has started the probe, he said.

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