Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derails, three people killed

According to the media reports, minimum of Three people got killed while minimum of nine injured after the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed in Chitrakoot district in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.

The train 12741 derailed on platform number two in Manikpur in the early hours of Friday, at 4:14 am, a police spokesperson said. One bogey of the train had “half-tilted in the derailment, police said, adding a “major accident [had been] averted.”

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Two of the dead were identified as Deepak Patel and his father Ram Swaroop Patel, who belong to Betia in Bihar. The father and son died on the spot. Seven injured were referred to the Manikpur CHC while two were sent to the district hospital in Chitrakoot.

According to ADG (Law and Order), Anand Kumar, prima facie it appears that fractured railway track is the cause of accident as per local assessment. Providing a breakup of the derailed coaches, North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said, the coaches which jumped off the rails were coaches numbered S3-S11, two general coaches and two extra coaches.

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