Vasco De Gama Patna Express Derails In UP, 3 Dead

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Chitrokoot: Thirteen coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, killing three people and leaving at least nine injured, as reported by news agency. The train derailment happened near Manikpur railway station in the state. The train that was travelling from Goa to Patna derailed around 4.18 am.

Atleast  three dead and 8 injured in the train accident that took place at 4:18 am We have setup helpline numbers, rescue and relief operations are underway, says Anil Saxena, PRO Indian Railways

Three dead, nine injured in Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh, says SP, Chitrakoot The divisional railway manager (DRM), Allahabad has already reached the spot while the General Manager, NCR is on his way, he said.

“The injured have been rushed to the hospital and officials have left for the spot. Relief operations are underway,” North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said. He further said that soon after the accident, a medical train reached the spot and by 5:20 am, an accident relief train was dispatched for the spot.

Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General (law and order) says, “Prima facie the cause of accident looks like fractured Railway track as per local assessment”