10 coaches of Delhi-bound Poorva Express derail in Kanpur, 5 injured
Rooma : Five people have reportedly been injured after 10 coaches of Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed in Kanpur on Saturday morning.
According to the received information, 10 coaches of Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express travelling from Prayagraj to Delhi derailed at about 1 AM near Rooma village, about 15 kilometres from Kanpur.
Visuals have also come showing damaged coaches. Nearly 15 ambulances were at the spot to take injured passengers to the hospitals.
The police are supervising rescue operations. A 45-member team from the National Disaster Response Force is also at the spot.
"Rescue operation is underway. No casualties have been reported till now. Buses are being arranged to take passengers to Kanpur Central. Railway authorities have said that they are arranging a train for passengers from Kanpur to Delhi," Kanpur District Magistrate Vijay Vishwas Pant was quoted as saying by ANI.
Indian Railways spokesperson Smita Vats Sharma told ANI that an "Accident Relief Train" and medical equipment have been sent to the accident site. The main route has been impacted due to derailment.