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Jan Shatabdi derails in UP; three killed, many injured

Three coaches of the Dehradun-New Delhi Jan Shatabdi Express derailed near Deoband on Saturday.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2003 01:08 IST

At least three coaches of the New Delhi-bound Jan Shatabadi Express derailed early Saturday, killing three and injuring several others, Northern Railways sources said.

The accident happened near Deoband in Uttar Pradesh, while the train was on its way from Uttaranchal's capital Dehradun to New Delhi.

The train derailed at around 8.20 am. The reasons behind the derailment are not known.

Rescue and relief operations have begun with teams of doctors reaching the site from Saharanpur and Delhi, the sources said.

Train movement on the section has been affected due to the mishap.

First Published: Sep 06, 2003 10:23 IST