Delhi-bound Poorva Express derails; 3 injured
Three persons sustained serious injuries after 12 coaches of Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed in Kanpur on Saturday. The North Central Railway has cancelled 11 trains, diverted 8 trains to another route and shortly terminated 2 others because of the derailment. The East Central Railway has diverted 24 trains so far. A team of Accident Relief Train (ART) and Accident Relief Medical Equipment (ARME) reached the spot.
According to media reports, Train no. 12303 (Howrah to New Delhi) Poorva Express derailed at around 12:50 am on Saturday. 12 coaches including 10 passenger coaches, a pantry and power car got derailed out of which four have overturned. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.
The rescue operation is underway.
The Railways has released the following emergency numbers for the public:
Helpline Numbers at Patna Junction:
BSNL- 06122202290, 06122202291, 06122202292
Helpline number at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction:
Railway number- 027-73678 and BSNL number- 05412 -253232.