Mahakaushal Express derails in Uttar Pradesh

At least six passengers were injured after eight coaches of the Mahakaushal Express derailed on Thursday morning in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

The incident occurred around 2 a.m. when the express train that runs between Jabalpur and Hazrat Nizamuddin derailed near Kulpahar station here.

An official of the North Central Railways told IANS that an inquiry has been ordered.

The coaches that derailed included four air-conditioned coaches, one sleeper, two general and one SLR (Seating cum Luggage Rake) coach, the official said.

All injured were rushed to hospitals and discharged later.

Following the accident General Manager of North Central Railways and other senior railway officials rushed to the spot.

The train with the rest of the coaches and passengers left from the accident site at 6.45 a.m., the official added.

A few trains between Allahabad and Jhansi were diverted.

Earlier in 2017, 41 passengers died and over 60 were injured after nine coaches of the Hirakhand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district.

In November 2016, at least 150 people died and over 300 were injured after 14 coaches of the Patna-Indore Express derailed near Kanpur on November 20.