Puri Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derails near Muzaffarnagar, disturbing images emerge
A at least 5 people have been killed in the derailment of Puri Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express accident, which took place in Khatauli, a town which about 40 km away from Muzaffarnagar of Uttar Pradesh. (ANI)
The train was going to en-route to Puri with its arrival time scheduled at 9 PM. The incident took place at around 6:45 PM.
As per ABP News, at least 20 people have been admitted to the hospital but the unofficial figure must be much more. The reason behind the accident is still not clear yet. The rescue operations are currently going on and the number of injured people might go up. The locals are also helping with the relief operations.
Tweeting about the incident, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that medical vans have been rushed to the site and he is personally monitoring the situation. “Have instructed Chairman Rly Board, Member Traffic to oversee rescue, relief operations; I’m personally monitoring situation” Suresh Prabhu tweeted.
At least 5 people have been killed in the derailment of Puri Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express accident, which took place in Khatauli, a town which about 40 km away from Muzaffarnagar of Uttar Pradesh. (ANI)
The report says that at least six coaches went off track and over 30 people have been reported injured in the incident.
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