Farakka Express derailed: Indian Railways suspend 2 officials
Lucknow : Indian Railways has suspended two officials on duty when nine coaches of Farakka Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh, killing seven people and injuring over three dozen of the passengers.
According to Railway Ministry officials, they were suspended on the recommendation of the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety after it was indicated that the cause of the accident was prima facie wrong signalling and to ensure that no evidence was tampered with.
Northern Railway spokesman Deepak Kumar said: "Senior Section Engineer Vinod Kumar Sharma and Electrical Signal Maintainer Amarnath have been suspended with immediate effect."
On Wednesday, Farakka Express heading to New Delhi from Malda Town in West Bengal had derailed in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the passengers, the train derailed after a loud noise. People from nearby villages were first responders on the accident site.