Kanpur: The death toll in the Indore-Patna Express tragedy has mounted to 63, after the train derailed early morning on Sunday at the Hanshi-Kanpur intersection in Uttar Pradesh today at 3.20 a.m.
Around 153 people have been injured and several bodies are still trapped under the wreckage of the mangled coaches.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have reached the spot and have swung into action along with the police in pulling out bodies and providing aid to the victims.
Rescue operations have been underway since early morning and the death toll is expected to rise, Railway offcials said.
“The entire train went turtle. About 63 dead bodies have been evacuated and about 150 people got injured. A lot of teams are on the spot along with NDRF, local police, doctors and Railway authorities. The rescue operation in on and it will be over in another 10-15 minutes,” Daljeet Chaudhary, Additional Director General (Law and Order, U.P.) told ANI here.
Almost 14 coaches of the train derailed in the wee hours today causing the major accident resulting in the severe loss of lives.
Indian Railways has issued helpline numbers for assistance.
Kanpur Rural DM helpline no: 05111-271050; police-05111-271577; Magistrate Hospital duty 9454416414. (ANI)