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Train accident in Uttar Pradesh

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Malwan village in UP near Fatehpur

Malwan village in UP near Fatehpur

11 July, 2011

IBN reports:

A special train that was dispatched to carry the injured passengers from the Howrah-Delhi Kalka Mail derailment site in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, drew into the New Delhi Railway Station on Monday morning, ending the horrific ordeal for some. Doctors with medical supplies received over 165 passengers on the platform.

The train derailed in Uttar Pradesh leaving over 45 passengers dead and more than 140 injured, touting it to be the worst accident of this year. It was reportedly travelling at a speed of 108 Km/Hr when it derailed near Fatehpur Malwan railway station at 12.20 pm.

The Delhi-Howrah route still remains disrupted and seven trains stand cancelled.

The impact was such that 13 bogies were thrown off the tracks, many on top of others, which left them badly mangled.

The train had 1,200 passengers on board when the incident took place leaving scores trapped inside.

MSN reports:

“53 bodies, including that of a Swedish national, have been recovered so far. About 250 are undergoing treatment at a hospital here,” SP Fatehpur Ram Bharose said, adding those who were seriously injured have been referred to Kanpur.

Bharose said the deceased Swedish national has been identified as Wick from the statement of his injured compatriot Oscar, who was also travelling with him.

Mittal said there was no fault in the track and the cabinman had told him that when the train was close to pole number 927/23, its engine started shaking and emitting smoke, soon after which the mishap took place.

10 July, 2011

HT keeps updating its story on the derailment of the Kalka Mail in UP. Around midnight the report read:

The country’s fifth major train accident of the year on Sunday turned out to be the worst, with at least 43 passengers being killed and more than 300 injured when the engine and 15 coaches of the Delhi-bound Kalka Mail were derailed in Uttar Pradesh around noon.

Initial news of the accident in Uttar Pradesh from the Hindu:

At least 100 people were injured on Sunday when 13 bogies of Delhi-bound Kalka Mail derailed near Malwa[n] station here in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

The accident took place this afternoon near East cabin of Malwa station, they said.

“13 bogies of the Delhi-Howrah train have derailed in which 10 are in very bad shape. The exact cause of the derailment could not be ascertained yet as we are busy in rescue operations,” North Central Railway General Manager HC Joshi said.

He said a high-level probe has been ordered into the incident.

At the spot, locals with the help of railway and district administration authorities are trying to pull out those trapped inside the bogies.

Two rescue trains including one from Allahabad and Kanpur have rushed to the spot, where gas cutters and other equipments are being used to pull out the trapped passengers.


Written by Arhopala Bazaloides

July 10, 2011 at 9:51 am

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  1. I am so sorry


    July 10, 2011 at 5:13 pm

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