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  1. New Farakka Express accident: 7 dead, 21 injured after 9 coaches derail in Raebareli; Piyush Goyal announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia

New Farakka Express accident: 7 dead, 21 injured after 9 coaches derail in Raebareli; Piyush Goyal announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia

New Farakka Express accident near Raebareli: At least seven passengers died and 21 others were injured after 9 coaches of Malda Town-Delhi New Farakka Express derailed in Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh at around 6 am today.

By: | Updated:Oct 10, 2018 3:45 pm
New Farakka Express accident Raebareli Live updates New Farakka Express accident Live updates: 7 dead, 21 injured after nine coaches derail in Raebareli

New Farakka Express derails: At least seven passengers died and 21 others were injured after 9 coaches of Malda Town-Delhi New Farakka Express derailed in Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh today morning. According to news agency ANI, the mishap happened near Harchandpur railway station of the Northern Zone at 06:05 am. Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has directed the officials to effectively undertake relief and rescue operations. He has also ordered an inquiry by Commission of Railway Safety, Northern Circle.

Meanwhile, movement of traffic on the route has been halted. According to DRM Northern Railways, it may take 24 to 36 hours to clear the route. He informed that all 21 passengers have been admitted to the district hospital Raebareli and special train is being arranged by the railways. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also taken note of the accident and announced a compensation amount of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured passengers.

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New Farakka Express derails near Rae Bareli

12:55 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
13 trains diverted

A railway official informed that 13 trains on the route were diverted after the derailment of the New Farakka Express. DRM Northern Railways informed that work to restore the line is underway and it may take around 24-36 hours for the completion of clearance operation on the route. CLICK HERE - List of trains cancelled and diverted

11:55 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Farakka Express derailment in Raebareli

9 coaches and the engine of Malda Town-Delhi New Farakka Express derailed in Raebareli today morning.

11:20 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Farakka Express accident: PM Modi condoles loss of lives

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives in New Farakka Express derailment in Raebareli. 'Anguished by the loss of lives due to a rail accident in Rae Bareli. Condolences to the bereaved families and I pray that the injured recover quickly,' the PMO tweeted quoting Modi.

11:05 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
New Farakka Express accident: Emergency helpline numbers

The authorities have released emergency helpline numbers. The numbers are- Malda Station; Railway Phone Numbers - 03512-266000, 9002074480, 9002024986

10:47 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Piyush Goyal announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia

Meanwhile, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for the next of the kin of the deceased. Also, Rs 1 lakh compensation will be given to those who suffered serious injuries in the mishap and Rs 50,000 for those with minor injuries.

10:35 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
All victims rescued: NDRF

According the the NRF, while 6 passengers died at the accident site, 1 was declared dead at the hospital. A total of 27 passengers have been admitted to the hospital for medial relief. Sanjeev Kumar, Team Commander NDRF, informed that there is no live victim trapped now.

10:23 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Drones used to monitor accident site

Drones and long-range cameras are being used by the officials involved in the rescue and relief operation to monitor the situation at the accident site of New Farakka Express in Raebareli.

10:07 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Farakka Express accident: Traffic to remain hit for next 24 hours

According to DRM Northern Railways, it may take around 24-36 hours for the completion of clearance operation on the route. He informed that alll passengers have been evacuated.

10:00 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Injured passengers admitted to Raebareli district hospital

DRM Northern Railways has arrived at the spot. He confirmed that 7 passengers are dead and 21 others are injured. "Injured persons are district hospital in Raebareli. Special train is being arranged for other passengers."

09:55 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Resue and relief operations underway

Resue and relief operations are underway at the accident site. NDRF officials, district administration officials are present on site. ANI reported that 7 passengers have lost their lives in the derailment.

09:50 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Farakka Express derails: Piyush Goyal orders inquiry

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has taken note of the incident and directed the officials to effectively undertake relief and rescue operation. He has also asked them to provide best possible medical help to the injured passengers. Meanwhile, Goyal informed that an inquiry has been ordered into the accident. The inquiry will be conducted by Commission of Railway Safety, Northern Circle.

09:36 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Latest visuals from accident site
09:29 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia announced

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia to the next of the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 compensation for injured ones. 

09:26 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
NDRF teams arrive at accident site

NDRF teams from Lucknow and Varanasi have reached the spot. Relief and rescue operations are currenly underway. So far, 6 passengers have died and around 20 others are injured. The mishap happened 50 m from Harchandpur railway station at around 6:05 am.

09:21 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Railway Board Chairman to visit Raebareli

Meanwhile, a PTI report said that Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani was on his way to the accident site in Raebareli.

09:20 (IST) 10 Oct 2018
Helpline numbers

A team of doctors in an accident relief medical van has been rushed to the site. Besides, emergency helpline numbers have been set up at the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction and Patna junction. Helpline numbers: Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction: 05412-254145, Railway phone no. 027-73677 | Patna Station 0612-2202290, 91, Railway phone no. 025-83288

A PTI report said that Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani was on his way to the accident site in Raebareli. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also taken note of the incident and directed the Raebareli DM, SP, health authorities and NDRF to provide all possible assistance to relief and rescue operations. Meanwhile, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has expressed condolences for the deceased and directed officials to effectively undertake the relief and rescue operation and provide best possible medical help to the injured persons. Besides, Goyal has also ordered an inquiry in the accident. The probe will be done by Commission of Railway Safety, Northern Circle.

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