Dehradun-Howrah Express derails in Uttar Pradesh
Five people were killed and around 50 injured today when five coaches of the Dehradun-bound Doon Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur district, officials said.
The accident took place near Mahrawa station, 250 km from here.
District officials who rushed to the accident site said that the derailment took place a little after noon and that five of the 18 coaches of the train ran off the tracks.
The condition of four injured people was stated to be serious. The injured have been rushed to medical facilities in Jaunpur, which is 38 km from the accident site.
As the train was in high speed at the time of derailment, the coaches overturned, an official said.
Rescue teams have gone to the spot with medical teams. A relief train was on its way from New Delhi, officials said.
Some officials feared that the number of deceased could rise.
Because of the accident, more than a dozen trains plying on the route had been halted at various stations.
Last week, in another train mishap, at least 25 people were killed and nearly 70 others injured when the Bangalore-bound Hampi Express overshot a signal and collided with a stationary goods train at Andhra Pradesh's Penukonda station.