Uttar Pradesh: 36 wounded as six bogies of Mahakaushal Express derail


BANDA (UP): Nearly 36 passengers were wounded after six bogies of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express derailed in Mahobva area of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday morning.

The incident occurred between Mahoba and Kulpahad railway stations loctaed near Supa village when the last six bogies of train derailed in morning.

Ten people who got wounded were taken to the nearby private hospital in Mahoba.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has insisted state Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh to visit the accident area.

The rescue operations have started in the area and the health minister is currently monitoring the situation.

About thirty doctors and 21 ambulances have been reached to the spot, the minister asserted.

The SP affirmed, relief and rescue operations have started in the area and two helpline numbers have been activated for the aid of passengers and their family members. These are the numbers 05101072 and 051921072.

Three AC and three general coaches were derailed.

Chief Public Relations Officer, North Central Railway stated that nearly eight coaches from the rear side of the train have derailed.