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Derailment probe: Kanpur-Jhansi track videographed

By PTI
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Pukhrayan (Kanpur Dehat), Nov 20: Railways have videographed the entire Kanpur-Jhansi track to ascertain the reasons for the derailment of the Indore-Patna Express that has left close to 100 dead. General Manager of North-Central Railway Arun Saxena told reporters here that investigation will be conducted by the Commissioner of Railway Safety.

Kanpur-Jhansi track videographed

Asked if someone could have tampered with the tracks, he said the Commissioner of Railway Safety, who will arrive here from Kolkata tomorrow, would be able to provide an answer to it. "Anyone with further evidence or statements can approach the Commissioner to record his statement," he said.

"We did videography of the whole track for scrutiny," he added. The S1 and S2 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express bore the major brunt of the damage ailment today as they smashed into each other. The whereabouts of the ticket collectors and staff from the two coaches is also not know, he said.

Two other coaches, S3 and S4 also went off track but were not damaged to a great extent. The third AC BE also suffered damage.

Saxena said it would take 36 hours for the Kanpur-Jhansi track to be restored, with 300 engineers and technical staff deployed. 96 have been killed, 76 others grievously injured and 150 others have sustained serious injuries in the derailment.

PTI

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