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30 killed, 100 injured in train accident

In Uttar Pradesh, at least 30 passengers were killed and over 100 passengers injured as the Gorakhpur-bound Gorakhdham Express rammed into a goods train at the Chureb station between Basti and Gorakhpur this morning.

The relief and rescue operation is still going on. Three coaches of Gorakhdham Express were badly crushed while six others were derailed. As per District Magistrate Bharat Lal, both the trains had come on a single track due to error. However, officials in the Railway Board, and also NE Railway’s CPRO Alok Singh, informed that the mishap occurred due to derailment of the express train. They said six coaches of the train then rammed into a stationary goods train standing on the adjoining track at the station.

Out of the six coaches, four were coaches and two were AC coach — AC first class and AC two tier.

PK Vajpayee, Chief Commissioner Railways, has been entrusted with the task of probing into the accident.

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Surajit Dasgupta
Surajit Dasgupta
Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sirf News Surajit Dasgupta has been a science correspondent in The Statesman, senior editor in The Pioneer, special correspondent in Money Life, the first national affairs editor of Swarajya, executive editor of Hindusthan Samachar and desk head of MyNation

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