13 injured as Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derails in UP

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Kanpur (UP): Thirteen persons were injured as 12 coaches of Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, railway officials said.

The train was en route to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station under Maharajpur police station in Kanpur Nagar district around 12.50 am.

The officials said four out of the 12 derailed Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches were overturned.

North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said the injured were admitted to hospital. All passengers are being given relief, assistance, help and medical aid.

The district magistrate, senior superintendent of police and other senior officials reached the spot and are supervising the rescue operation.

An ‘accident relief train’ and medical teams from Allahabad and Kanpur have departed for the site, the officials said.

The railways have issued helpline numbers: 1072, 9454403738, 9454401463, 9454401075, 9454400384 and 0512-23333111/112/113. Thirteen trains were diverted and one cancelled.

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