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‘I cannot find my father’: A bride-to-be’s frantic search at train mishap spot

Ruby Gupta, a bride-to-be was travelling on the Indore-Patna Express that derailed in Kanpur Dehat with her father was missing.

india Updated: Nov 20, 2016 14:48 IST
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Ruby Gupta, a bride-to-be who was travelling on the Indore-Patna Express that derailed in Kanpur Dehat. Her father was missing.
Ruby Gupta, a bride-to-be who was travelling on the Indore-Patna Express that derailed in Kanpur Dehat. Her father was missing.(PTI Photo)

Her whole world came crashing down with the Indore-Patna express train that derailed early on Sunday.

Several hours after the crash, 20-year-old bride-to-be Ruby Gupta was still looking for her father. Ruby, who fractured an arm as 14 coaches of the train were thrown off the rails, was on her way to Mau in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh for her wedding scheduled on December 1.

The eldest of the siblings, Ruby was travelling with sisters Archna (18), Khushi (16), brothers Abhishek and Vishal, and father Ram Prasad Gupta, who is missing. They boarded the train from Indore in Madhya Pradesh.

A family friend, Ram Parmesh Singh, was also with them. “I cannot find my father and I have been looking everywhere for him. Some people told me to look in hospitals and in morgues but I am clueless as to what to do. I have a fractured arm and my sisters have also sustained injuries,” she said.

“I do not know if my marriage will go as planned or not. I want to find my father now. I have tried calling everywhere, but I do not know what to do now.”

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Her clothes and jewellery are also missing.

At least 96 people were killed and more than 200 injured in India’s worst train accident in the last five years.

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