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7 dead, 20 injured after Farakka Express derails near Rae Bareli, death toll to rise

Oct 10, 2018 15:59 IST
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7 people were killed and about 20 others injured after five coaches of Delhi-bound MLDT NDLS Express derailed near Harchandpur area of Rae Bareli district in Uttar Pradesh early on Wednesday. Government Railway Police’s superintendent of police Saumitra Yadav said the casualty numbers were expected to rise. The train number 14003 was going to New Delhi from Malda town in West Bengal. Yadav said officials of Rae Bareli’s district administration have already reached the spot and started the rescue operation. He said National Disaster Response Force personnel from Lucknow and Varanasi have also rushed to the spot.