• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

'Broken track may have caused Mahakoshal Express derailment'

By Vikas

Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Thursday said broken track due to welding could be the possible reason behind Mahakoshal Express derailment, adding that the matter needs to to be further investigated.

He also announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 for those suffering major injuries and Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries due to the accident.

Singh was earlier asked to oversee relief and rescue operations after eight coaches of Mahakoshal Express derailed near Kulpahar.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday reportedly directed Singh to visit the site and take stock of the situation.

Siddharth Nath Singh

The accident, which left 36 people injured, took place 270 kilometers away from the state capital Lucknow. Four air conditioned and four general compartments were among the eight coaches that have derailed.

The Member Traffic Railway Board Mohammed Jamshed told news agency ANI that all the injured, except one, have been discharged from the hospital after first-aid. One individual still in hospital has suffered a fracture.

The train was on its way to Delhi from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh when the incident occurred. The incident is said to have taken place at around 2 am on Thursday and the cause of the derailment is yet to be ascertained.

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more