It is seond time in a week that Prabhu train got derailed and once more, passengers suffered injury and loss to their property.
According to the police sources, at least, 74 persons were injured and among them five were seriously injured, when 10 coaches of the Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning. The incident took place after the train going to New Delhi from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh hit a dumper, which had overturned on the railway tracks between Achalda and Pata stations around 2.40 a.m, a railway ministry tweet confirmed.
According to the police sources, the four persons with serious head injuries were rushed to Etawah district hospital. Two others have been shifted to Saifai medical college, the sources said. Principal secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said the rescue work concluded around 7 in the morning.
The dumper carried sand for the railway work of dedicated freight corridor running parallel to the track, Inspector General of Police (Kanpur Zone) Alok Singh told a news agency. However, in a tweet from railway ministry, it is confirmed that the dumper was unauthorised and did not belong to the corridor project.
Due to this accident, several trains were cancelled and many were diverted. This is the second train accident in Uttar Pradesh within a week after 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar on Saturday, leaving 22 dead and over 150 injured.