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

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.

PTI November 28, 2017 15:40:05 IST
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 GamaPatna 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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