Utkal Express derailment: 24 dead, scores injured as Suresh Prabhu asks officials to fix responsibility [Photos]

14 coaches of the Utkal Express jumped the rails, with one of them crashing into a house near the track in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, killing at least 24 people and leaving several others injured.

FP Staff August 20, 2017 13:12:24 IST
Fourteen coaches of the Utkal Express jumped the rails, with one of them crashing into a house near the track in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, killing at least 24 people and leaving several others injured. PTI
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Fourteen coaches of the Utkal Express jumped the rails, with one of them crashing into a house near the track in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, killing at least 24 people and leaving several others injured. PTI
The accident occurred around 5.45 pm near Khatauli town, 40 kilometres from Muzaffarnagar, the Uttar Pradesh police said. The injured are being treated in government hospitals nearby. PTI
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The accident occurred around 5.45 pm near Khatauli town, 40 kilometres from Muzaffarnagar, the Uttar Pradesh police said. The injured are being treated in government hospitals nearby. PTI
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday directed senior ministers, Suresh Rana and Satish Mahana, to rush to the train accident site in Muzaffarnagar. Adityanath also spoke with the Muzaffarnagar District Magistrate to ensure all possible relief to affected people. PTI
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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday directed senior ministers, Suresh Rana and Satish Mahana, to rush to the train accident site in Muzaffarnagar. Adityanath also spoke with the Muzaffarnagar District Magistrate to ensure all possible relief to affected people. PTI
According to a report submitted by the Standing Committee on Railways to Lok Sabha in December 2016, it was found that derailments were the leading cause of train accidents in India between 2003 and 2016. PTI
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According to a report submitted by the Standing Committee on Railways to Lok Sabha in December 2016, it was found that derailments were the leading cause of train accidents in India between 2003 and 2016. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to say, "Extremely pained by the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased." PTI
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to say, "Extremely pained by the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased." PTI
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu directed chairman of the Railway Board on Sunday to fix responsibility based on "prima facie evidence" by the end of Sunday into the derailment. PTI
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Railway minister Suresh Prabhu directed chairman of the Railway Board on Sunday to fix responsibility based on "prima facie evidence" by the end of Sunday into the derailment. PTI
Building on overnight search and rescue operations, the railways on Sunday deployed high-tech cranes and scores of workers to clear the tracks even as the sleepy town of Khatauli tried to come to terms with the tragedy. PTI
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Building on overnight search and rescue operations, the railways on Sunday deployed high-tech cranes and scores of workers to clear the tracks even as the sleepy town of Khatauli tried to come to terms with the tragedy. PTI