FIR filed in Indore-Patna Express derailment case


Kanpur: The Uttar Pradesh police has registered an FIR has been in the tragic Indore-Kanpur Express train derailment case, in which over 140 people have been killed and more than 180 people have been severely injured.

“An FIR has been registered in the matter and an investigation will follow. Right now the police officials are focusing on rescue and relief,” Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh, Javeed Ahmed was quoted as saying.

Principal Secretary (Home) Debashish Panda who also present at the site of the accident, said that presently the priority is to provide relief and handover the bodies of the victims of massive mishap to their family.

The death toll mounted to 145 on Monday in the Kanpur rail tragedy where the Indore-Patna Express derailed, while the search operations for any survivors came to an end.

250 people composing Five National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were involved in the massive rescue operations which lasted for over 30 hours, in which continuous attempts were made to find out bodies and possible survivors from the wreckage.

UP DGP Javeed Ahmed affirmed the media that 123 bodies have been recognized so far and from them, 110 have been given over to their family.

Among the dead, many were the individuals who surrendered to their grave wounds in the healing facilities.

Prior today, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the government has requested an investigation into the Kanpur train tragedy and included that a forensic investigation is required to investigate each conceivable edge.

“Inquiry by the Commission of Railway Safety into the mischance has been requested to decide the right motivation of mishap. There might be a different thorough measurable examination by a proper office to investigate each conceivable edge,” Prabhu said in the Lok Sabha.

He included that satisfactory help and help is being given to the travelers and suitable move would be made against the blameworthy.