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Vasco Da Gama Exp derailment, Yogi announces ex- gratia

Vasco Da Gama Exp derailment, Yogi announces ex- gratia

Thirteen coaches of the Patna-bound 12741 Vasco Da Gamaâ€"Patna Express jumped the rails near Manikpur Railway Station in the early hours of the day, killing at least three passengers and leaving nine injured". Piyush Goyal, India's Railway Minister has already announced ex-gratia compensation to the kin of the dead, to the tune of INR 5 lakh each.

At about approximately 4:18 AM, nine coaches of the Vasco da Gama-Patna Express derailed due to what is being considered fractured railway track, according to officials.

The deceased included a six-year-old boy and his father.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today expressed grief over the death of passengers in a train derailment in Chitrakoot district. The third passenger who succumbed to his injuries at a hospital is yet to be identified. Three of the accidents were reported from Uttar Pradesh and one from Odisha.

"We have set up helpline numbers, rescue and relief operations are underway", Indian Railways PRO Anil Saxena said.

# "The injured have been rushed to the hospital and officials have left for the spot".

The Commissioner Railway Safety (North East Circle), Satish Pandey, is probing the accident, said the public relation officer of North Central Railway, Gaurav Bansal. The incident has disrupted the movement of trains on the Patna-Allahabad route. He said that soon after the accident, a medical train reached the spot and by 5.20 am, an accident relief train was dispatched for the spot.

In a separate incident in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, a local train hit a Bolero auto, killing four and injuring two.