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Railways order high-level inquiry into UP mishap

delhi Updated: Jul 07, 2011 11:01 IST

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Railways on Thursday ordered a high-level inquiry by the commissioner of Rail Safety into the train accident in Uttar Pradesh which left 33 people dead and 17 injured.

A Railways spokesman said the inquiry has been initiated by the ministry of railways and it will be carried out by the commissioner of Rail Safety.

The spokesman said the inquiry will go into the causes of the accident.

Meanwhile, minister of state for Railways K H Muniyappa and Railway Board chairman Vinay Mittal have rushed to the mishap site.

At least 33 people were killed and 17 injured when a train rammed into a bus at an unmanned crossing in Etah in Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours on Thursday.

The accident occurred at Kanshiramnagar at around 2 am on Thursday when the train was on its way from Mathura to Chapra in Bihar.