UP train derailment: Yogi announces Rs 2 lakh compensation

At 4:18 am on Friday 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama Patna Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh killing a 6-yr-old boy and his father and injuring 9

Vasco da Gama Express: A Passenger Train derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot early this morning 4.20 am.

The commissioner of railway safety (North-East circle) SK Pandey will conduct a probe into the derailment of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express at Manikpur and Allahabad on November 28 and 29 respectively. Rail Minister Piyush Goyal has announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for the kin of the deceased. Three passengers died and nine were injured in the train accident.

However, the video does talk about launching a weekly train from Ghazipur station in Uttar Pradesh to Mata Vaishno Devi, Katra Station - despite India's tracks being overburdened. One of the official says that the fractured railway track must have led to the derailment. "He had instructed the railway board chairman to rush to the spot". North Central Railway spokesperson Amit Malviya told IANS that a train with the remaining passengers left for Patna at 7.25 a.m. from Manikpur.

The injured have been admitted to a district hospital in Chitrakoot, where the condition of some are said to be serious. "All the injured were shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment". Also, INR 1 Lakh for those who are seriously injured in the accident.

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In August, former railway minister Suresh Prabhu had flagged off five new trains.

The recent incidents of train derailments have caused great concern in the country. Check out the helpline numbers which are present in the tweet of Railway minister Piyush Goyal. "My honest condolences to the families of the deceased", Goyal tweeted.

April 15, 2017: Ten people were injured when eight coaches of Meerut- Lucknow Rajdhani Express derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.

Senior railway ministry officials along with National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and a medical train carried out rescue operations and provided support to victims.

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