Live Updates on Indore-Patna express train accident
Kanpur, Nov 20: At least 100 are people feared killed and over 200 others injured on Sunday when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express train derailed near Pukhrayan area in Kanpur Dehat district.
03:20pm: #KanpurTrainTragedy is 1 of the biggest rail accident ever, acc to info it was a train fracture but ops still underway, says Sumitra Mahajan
03:09pm: All diversions and cancellations in wake of this unfortunate incident have been planned, tweets Suresh Prabhu.
03:08pm: President Pranab Mukherjee offers his condolences to families of the Indore-Patna Express accident
03:05pm: Helpline numbers at 16 stations with help booths have been set up.
03:04pm: Senior officers deputed to monitor arrangements at important stations like Varanasi,Kanpur,Allahabad
02:50pm: ''Supply of food packets etc to injured and relatives being arranged in the hospitals'', tweets Suresh Prabhu.
02:45pm: 4000 food packets, 2000 water bottles, 1500 tea supplied free of cost till now to passengers.
02:19pm: Over 100 killed in Indore-Patna Express derailment, said ADG, Law and Order, Daljeet Chowdhury.
01:35pm: Later we will conduct a search operation of the debris, says AK Singh, NDRF Commandant on the Indore-Patna train derailment.
01:20pm: There are 4 people awaiting rescue in the wreckage, once they're rescued the operation will come to a close: AK Singh, NDRF Commandant
01:12pm: #KanpurTrainTragedy Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan leaves for Kanpur to meet the injured and take stock of the situation.
12:53pm: Unfortunate; prayers with the bereaved families: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh on #KanpurTrainTragedy
12:52am: Track fracture could be the reason behind Patna-Indore express derailment: Sources
12:49am: MoS Railways Manoj Sinha reaches the accident spot where Patna-Indore express train derailed.
12:47pm: All resources are in place; priority right now is only to save & rescue as many people as possible: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav
12:32pm: Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in Patna-Indore train derailment; want to thank officials for conducting rescue ops immediately: UP CM
12:25pm: 2 coaches are completely smashed; 97 bodies recovered till now: Kanpur divisional commissioner Mohammad Iftikharuddin #PatnaIndoreExpress
12:14pm: UP Government releases list of injured people in #trainaccident.
12:04pm: Unfortunate; pained at the death of citizens.I pray for the bereaved families and the injured passengers: Venkaiah Naidu #PatnaIndoreExpress
11:50am: Help desk set up at Patna railway station to assist family members of those on board Indore-Patna Express that derailed near #Kanpur.
11:42am: 14 bogies of goods train derail in Chhattisgarh; none hurt.
11:37am: 96 killed and 76 seriously injured in derailment while 150 others suffered minor injuries: IG Zaki Ahmad.
11:32am: Unfortunate; our priority right now is to ensure that relief and rescue ops is carried out properly: Prakash Javadekar on #PatnaIndoreExpress.
11:30am: ''Not a time to apportion blame on anybody, but to see maximum ppl in hospitals need to be saved,'' says Ex railway min Dinesh Trivedi on #PatnaIndoreExpress.
11:22am: PM Narendra Modi announces ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh each for next of kin of deceased, ₹50000 for seriously injured in Kanpur derailment.
11:18am: Deeply pained to learn about the derailment of the Patna Indore express: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi.
11:12am: Indore-Patna Express derailment: UP Police releases a list of Assistance numbers.
11:09am: MP CM Shivraj Chouhan says,''Chhatarpur SP, Collector, rescue team, a medical team rushed to accident spot; Injured will be given free treatment.''
11:02am: Ministry of Railways tweets, Suresh Prabhu is also rushing to the site to personally monitor situation and is In constant touch with UP CM Akhilesh Yadav.
11:01am: MP CM announces Rs 2 lakhs compensation for the families of deceased; Rs 50,000 for those critically injured.
10:45am: UP CM announces ex-gratia of Rs 5Lakh to deceased families;Rs 50,000 for serious injury;Rs 25,000 for minor injury.
10:30am: Suresh Prabhu ordered Member Traffic to monitor the disaster management controll room personally.
The Ministry of Railways took to its twitter handle and said that the stranded passengers have been moved from the accident site to Malasa station. A special train from Malasa has been arranged. The injured passengers have been moved to Kanpur Dehat hospital.
Stranded passengers being moved from site to Malasa stn, special train from Malasa,Injured passengers moved to Kanpur Dehat hospital— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) November 20, 2016
''Railway Minister ordered 4 senior officers of railways to rush to the spot. MoS Railway has also left for the spot,'' Indian Railways Spox.
Meanwhile, Railways have also released Helpline numbers:
A list of Trains diverted:
Several trains along the route have been diverted or cancelled. Jhansi-Lucknow Intercity and Jhansi-Kanpur passenger train cancelled. Train numbers 12542,12522,12541,12534 have been diverted.
Senior officers have been ordered to go to the spot immediately. Minister of State and senior officials are on their way to the accident site. Local MP, MLAs other functionaries have been rushed - Ministry of Railways.
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Northern Central Railways spokesperson Vijay Kumar said that doctors and senior railway officials had reached the spot. The cause of the derailment was not known immediately.
Buses have been pressed into service to help passengers complete their journey, Kumar said, adding that there are possibilities of casualties in the S2 coach which is severely damaged.