Eight coaches of Mahakaushal Express derail near Mahoba in UP, 50 injured
Around eight coaches from the rear side of the train derailed between Mahoba and Kulpahar stations.india Updated: Mar 30, 2017 12:26 IST
About 50 people were injured when eight coaches of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express (12189) derailed in the early hours of Thursday near Kulpahad station in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh.
North Central Railway general manager MC Chauhan, Mahoba district magistrate along with SSP visited the site after the incident that took place around 2.30am.
An Accident Relief Train (ART) rushed to the site, and injured passengers were admitted to nearest hospitals in Mahoba for medical treatment.
UP health minister Siddharth Nath Singh asked doctors at nearby hospitals to provide prompt treatment to the injured.
The government announced a financial aid of Rs 50,000 each for the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to a person with minor injury.
Mahoba chief medical officer SK Varshney said 52 people were injured in the accident.
Nine people with minor injuries were provided treatment at the spot. Fortty-three were transported to hospitals, officials said.
Few trains hv been diverted b/w Jhansi -Allahabad pic.twitter.com/FqZfrzgIi6— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) March 30, 2017
The Railway ministry issued helplines at Jhansi, Gwalior, Banda and Nizamuddin stations to disseminate information to relatives of the passengers.
The cause of derailment had yet to be ascertained but North Central Railway chief public relations officer Bijay Kumar said the railways had begun a probe to find out the cause.
Kumar said the affected train left the site at 6.45 with all the passengers towards Jhansi.