Seven killed, 11 hurt in 4 train accidents in less than 12 hours

Updated: Nov 25, 2017, 13:47 IST | Agencies | New Delhi

Four train accidents in less than 12 hours killed seven people and injured at least 11, officials said yesterday

Four train accidents in less than 12 hours killed seven people and injured at least 11, officials said yesterday. Three of the accidents were reported from Uttar Pradesh and one from Odisha. There were two derailments, including one in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot district that killed three people early yesterday morning, one incident of an engine decoupling from the wagon, and a train hitting a car at an unmanned crossing.

Derailed coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express near Manikpur railway station. PicPTI
Derailed coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express near Manikpur railway station. PicPTI

The spate of accidents began at 7.19 pm yesterday when a local train hit a Bolero vehicle at an unmanned crossing near Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, killing four people and injuring two. Then, at 4.18 am, 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh, killing three people, including a six-year-old boy and his father, and injuring nine.

Less than two hours after the Manikpur derailment, a Paradeep-Cuttack goods train jumped the rails between Goraknath and Raghunathpur in Odisha at 5.55 am. In the fourth incident, the engine of Jammu-Patna Archana Express separated from the train twice near Saharanpur in UP.

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No. of people killed when the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed

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