Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19: BJP Odisha MLA Rabi Narayan Naik has met with those injured in Utkal Express Derailment in Muzaffarnagar earlier on Sunday.
At least 24 people were killed and at least 40 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. More casualties are feared as a number of passengers are said to have been trapped in the derailed coaches. Union Minister and Muzaffarnagar MP Sanjay Balyan, who reached the spot, claimed nearly 60 people were injured. The state police however put the dead at 23 and injured at 40.
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