Uttar Pradesh: A tragic incident happened today morning that an Ajmer Superfast express train derailed near Kanpur region at 5:15 AM. In this Kanpur Train Accident, at least two people and 43 people were injured when the 15 coaches of the train wrecked. Near the Rura railway station 70 km from Kanpur, the train was crossing a bridge overhead a dry canal in the area. It is believed that eight people were in critical condition treating in a nearby hospital. A passenger said he was woken up by a loud bang. “Our coach tilted to one side. I jumped out and saw a few coaches were derailed.” At the accident spot rescue and relief operations were carrying out with relief teams. It is expected that accident was caused because of Heavy Fog in the area. District administration and police officials were at the spot and focusing on the relief operations.
Ajmer-Sealdah Express: Two dead, 43 Injured in the Kanpur Train Accident
However, this is the second rail accident in this same region in a span of two months. One is the Kanpur Train Accident and other is Indore-Patna Express accidents which killed around 150 passengers in their sleep. Buses have also been allotted to drop the injured and stranded passengers from the spot to rescue region. Health Department of Kanpur has dispatched around 14 ambulances and relief teams to begun rescue operations.
According to the reports, Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu said the Railway authorities to keep a close watch on Kanpur Train Accident victims and to administrates the victims as possible. He also added that we are personally monitoring the situation in the wake of the unfortunate derailment of Sealdah-Ajmer express near Kanpur. I have directed senior officials to reach the site immediately. Immediate medical help is being provided to the injured.
As per the Railway spokesperson Anil Saxena said about Kanpur Train Accident that a rescue team has rushed to the spot and a medical relief train from Kanpur has also been sent to the accident site. Currently, we are focusing on relief and rescue operations. The Railways have issued the helpline numbers for Kanpur: 0512-2323015, 2323016, 2323018, for Allahabad: 0532-2408149, 2408128, 2407353, for Tundla: 05612-220337, 220338, 220339 and for Aligarh: 0571-2404056, 2404055.
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