Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailment: Indian Railways suspends senior official after incident

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Tuesday suspended a senior section officer in-charge of tracks in connection with the 24 November derailment of the Vasco Da Gama Express which left three passengers dead.

 Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailment: Indian Railways suspends senior official after incident

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Thirteen coaches of the Patna-bound passenger train had derailed near Manikpur Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh.

"A permanent way inspector also called a senior section officer, Rajesh Verma, who was in-charge of Manikpur has been suspended over the incident pending investigation", railway spokesperson Anil Saxena told PTI.

While the real reason behind the accident will be ascertained only after a probe by the Commissioner of Railway Safety, initial investigations suggested that a rail fracture led to the derailment.

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Updated Date: Nov 28, 2017 15:40:05 IST