Breaking:7 express train coaches derail in UP, ATS probing terror angle

New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an inquiry to ascertain the cause of the derailment of Kalinga-Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar in UP. Prabhu said that strict action will be taken in case of lapse by any rail official.Seven coaches of the Kalinga-Utkal Express went off the tracks in Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, officials said. The train was headed from Puri in Odisha to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. At least 4 persons are feared dead in the accident, while more than 30 have been injured. However, no deaths have been confirmed officially. While reasons behind accident are being looked into, conspiracy angle is being not ruled out, and UP ATS team has been rushed to the spot to probe terror angle.

Latest Developments

*Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha has rushed to the the accident site with seniors officers

*9 PAC companies have been rushed to Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar to extend help in relief and rescue operations.

*Ambulances have reached the train derailment site in Uttar Pradesh

*NDRF teams too been rushed

 

IANS/News24Bureau