Twin train accident in MP: A major lapse in security or a natural disaster

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New Delhi : With almost 30 people losing their lives in a tragic twin train accident at Harda in Madhya Pradesh, many mouths have started uttering lapses in the safety and security of passengers. But, railway officials are blaming flash flood for the tragic accident.

Kamayani Express, on way from Mumbai to Varanasi, derailed 30kms from Harda in MP on Tuesday late night. Another passenger train, Janata Express from Jabalpur to Mumbai, also derailed at the same spot.

Helpline numbers have also been issued for the enquiry: Following are the helpline numbers provided by the PRO, Western Central Railway:

Bhopal 0755 4001609
Harda 9752460088
Bina 07580 222052
Itarsi 07572 241920
Danapur 06115-232398

Railways announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased. Rs 50,000 to grievously injured and Rs 25000 for the ones who got minor injuries during the accident.

Relief work is underway as nearly 200 people have been rescued to safety.