Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derails near Kanpur; 14 injured
Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed: The train was going to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station - about 20 km from Kanpur - in Kanpur Nagar district around 12.50 am.
PTI New Delhi Last Updated: April 20, 2019 | 08:19 IST
Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed
Twelve coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday, injuring at least 14 people, railway officials said.
The train was going to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station - about 20 km from Kanpur - in Kanpur Nagar district around 12.50 am. Four out of the 12 derailed Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches have overturned, North Central Railway public relations officer Amit Malviya said.
Fourteen people were injured and three of them were admitted to a hospital. The coaches that derailed are: S8, S9, B1-B5, A1, A2, HA1, pantry car and an SLR (seating cum luggage rake), according to a railway statement.
The district magistrate, senior superintendent of police and other senior officials reached the spot and supervised the rescue operation, the officials said.
Kanpur: Morning visuals from the spot where 12 coaches of Poorva Express, plying from Howrah to New Delhi, derailed near Rooma village at around 1 am today. No casualties reported. pic.twitter.com/sFw0jZvVib