Uttar Pradesh: 22 injured as Mahakaushal Express derails near Mahoba
Around eight coaches from the rear side of the train derailed between Mahoba and Kulpahar stations, the CPRO said. (Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)
Eight coaches of the Jabalpur- Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express derailed early Thursday morning at 2.07 am, the Chief Public Relations Officer, North Central Railway said.
Twenty-two people were injured in the accident out of which 19 have been discharged, Anil Saxena, DG (PR) of Indian Railways said.
22 people suffered injuries in Mahakaushal express derailment accident, out of which 19 discharged :Anil Saxena, DG (PR) of Indian Railways pic.twitter.com/lAE4jR3hPv— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 30, 2017
Around eight coaches of the Delhi-bound train derailed between Mahoba and Kulpahar stations, the CPRO said.
Senior officials have rushed to the spot and rescue operations are on.
The cause of derailment is yet to be ascertained.
Railway officials have operationalised helplines at Jhansi, Gwalior, Banda and Nizamuddin stations to disseminate information to relatives of the passengers.
(WION with inputs from PTI, ANI)