Thursday, 22 August 2019, 02:25:41 pm
5 injured as 10 coaches of Delhi-bound Train derail near Kanpur, India
April 20, 2019

In India, five people have been injured after 10 coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed and 4 overturned near Kanpur today [Saturday].

Coaches of the train travelling from Prayagraj to Delhi derailed at about 1 AM near Rooma village, about 15 kilometers from Kanpur. Visuals from the spot show the damaged coaches. About 15 ambulances were at the spot to take injured passengers to the hospital.

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.