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12987 Sealdah-Ajmer Express derails near Kanpur; More than 40 injured
15 coaches of Ajmer bound 12987 Sealdah-Ajmer Superfast Express derailed near the Rura railway station, 70 km from Kanpur today at around 6:00 am. According to the Indian Railways 44 people were injured in the accident. Media reports have claimed that at least 10 passengers were seriously injured.

Here's the list of injured passengers:



According to the Northern Railways, post accident the Kanpur-Howrah route has severely affected. Routes of 30 trains have also been changed while many other trains have been short-terminated or cancelled.

The Indian Railways and NDRF have rushed their teams to carry out the relief and rescue operation. The railways have arranged 12 special buses to take the passengers of ill-fated train to Kanpur and Agra.

The Indian Railways has also released helpline numbers:



The passengers with minor injuries have been taken to the MATI district hospital in Kanpur Dehat, while around 10 passengers, who are seriously injured, have been admitted to the Lala Lajpat Rai (Hailet) Hospital and Medical College, Kanpur.

While reason of the derailment is not yet known, the Union rail minister, Suresh Prabhu said that through investigation would be carried out to know the cause.



The UP Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 50,000 to the seriously injured and Rs. 25,000 to those with minor injuries.


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