Indore-Patna Express accident: Death toll climbs to 145, rescue operation over
New Delhi : Negligence of railway department killed at least 145 people and injured over 300 after Indore-Patna express train derailed near Kanpur on Sunday. The rescue operation has now ended.
Some of the injured are in a critical state. The accident was reported at 3AM in the morning when majority of passengers were sleeping. It has been learned that train was running at a speed of 110Kmph.
After train left Jhansi station, a loud sound in one of the coaches of the train was reported. The inspection was also conducted at two spots but with no action, the railway department asked driver to bring train up to Kanpur Central.
Traffic on the route has been completely cut. Centre has also asked for a high level probe in the matter.
The accident spot is around 60 kms from Kanpur. Locals rushed towards the spot after hearing a loud sound and helped passengers to save maximum lives.
TRAIN STOPPED FOR TWO INSPECTIONS
After passengers reported loud sound in one of the coaches, the train was stopped and also inspected at two spots but no one found a bug in the coach.
TOTAL 14 COACHES DERAILED
A total of 14 coaches went off the track, some running over each other.
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