Indore-Patna express train derails in Kanpur; over 100 dead

At least 96 people were killed and over 150 injured when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near here before dawn on Sunday, officials said.

FP Staff November 20, 2016 13:47:15 IST
At least 96 people were killed and over 150 injured when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near here before dawn on Sunday, officials said. PTI
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At least 96 people were killed and over 150 injured when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near here before dawn on Sunday, officials said. PTI
The horrific disaster took place when the Patna-bound train's coaches ran off the rails just after 3 am near Pukhraya station, about 60 km from Kanpur, railway and police officials said. PTI
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The horrific disaster took place when the Patna-bound train's coaches ran off the rails just after 3 am near Pukhraya station, about 60 km from Kanpur, railway and police officials said. PTI
The passengers were asleep when the disaster struck, stunning everyone. The first to derail were the S1 and S2 coaches, which suffered the maximum damage, followed by 12 other coaches. PTI
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The passengers were asleep when the disaster struck, stunning everyone. The first to derail were the S1 and S2 coaches, which suffered the maximum damage, followed by 12 other coaches. PTI
Survivors later told journalists that rescue and relief teams from the government arrived after the day break. PTI
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Survivors later told journalists that rescue and relief teams from the government arrived after the day break. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the deaths and announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of those killed and Rs. 50,000 for those seriously injured. PTI
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the deaths and announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of those killed and Rs. 50,000 for those seriously injured. PTI
Officials said soldiers and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were frantically cutting through the mangled coaches to pull out bodies and the injured. PTI
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Officials said soldiers and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were frantically cutting through the mangled coaches to pull out bodies and the injured. PTI
Some passengers complained that there had been unexplained noises in the S1 coach but the train staff did not pay heed. The train halted twice for reasons which are not yet clear. PTI
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Some passengers complained that there had been unexplained noises in the S1 coach but the train staff did not pay heed. The train halted twice for reasons which are not yet clear. PTI
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an inquiry into the accident. "Enquiry team will start investigation for cause of accident immediately. All necessary assistance provided to the affected, We are taking care," Prabhu tweeted. PTI
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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an inquiry into the accident. "Enquiry team will start investigation for cause of accident immediately. All necessary assistance provided to the affected, We are taking care," Prabhu tweeted. PTI
Prabhu also announced ex-gratia compensation of Rs 3.5 lakh to the kin of the deceased, Rs 50,000 to each of the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to each of the others injured. PTI
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Prabhu also announced ex-gratia compensation of Rs 3.5 lakh to the kin of the deceased, Rs 50,000 to each of the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to each of the others injured. PTI
A bride-to-be who was travelling on the ill-fated Indore-Patna express that derailed in Kanpur Dehat and lost her father in the mishap, looks on inconsolably. PTI
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A bride-to-be who was travelling on the ill-fated Indore-Patna express that derailed in Kanpur Dehat and lost her father in the mishap, looks on inconsolably. PTI
Vice President Hamid Ansari and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav have expressed grief over the loss of lives. PTI
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Vice President Hamid Ansari and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav have expressed grief over the loss of lives. PTI
Police officers on the spot where 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express derailed, killing around 90 people and injuring 150, in Kanpur Dehat on Sunday. PTI
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Police officers on the spot where 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express derailed, killing around 90 people and injuring 150, in Kanpur Dehat on Sunday. PTI
The railways announced Helpline numbers: Jhansi: 0510-1072; Urai: 0516-21072; Kanpur: 0512-1072; Pukhraya: 05113-270239; Kanpur Dehat: 0511-271050. PTI
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The railways announced Helpline numbers: Jhansi: 0510-1072; Urai: 0516-21072; Kanpur: 0512-1072; Pukhraya: 05113-270239; Kanpur Dehat: 0511-271050. PTI