Train number 14003, which was going towards Allahabad, derailed 50 meters from the Harchandpur railway station.
The train was headed from Malda Town in West Bengal. The engine and five coaches of the New Farakka Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli, India, on Wednesday morning. The train was entering the station when the front portion of the train derailed. A UP ATS team reached the spot to investigate the likely possibility of a sabotage in the derailment. Drone Cameras are used in the rescue operation.
It was ordered an inquiry which will be conducted by Commission of Railway Safety, Northern Circle. At least seven people were killed and many dozens were injured in the accident. NDRF teams from Varanasi and Lucknow are undertaking rescue operations at the accident site. A team of doctors in an accident relief medical van has been arrived at the site. A crane has been deployed at the accident spot to pull out two people who were buried under the coaches. Sources said the derailment was caused by the train entering the Harchandpur railway station on the wrong track. Officials suspect that the number of casualty may rise. CM Adityanath has announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those with serious injuries. Emergency helpline numbers were opened.