At least 3 dead after Indian train derails in Uttar Pradesh
Thirteen coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed near Manikpur, in Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh. At least 12 people have been injured, and three others have died, NDTV reports.
While a father-son duo from Bettiah district, Bihar died on the spot, the third person succumbed to injuries at the local hospital. Railway Board chairman, Ashwani Lohani has rushed to the site. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal condoled the death of the passengers and order a probe into the accident. "Immediate rescue and relief operations started and an inquiry ordered into the derailment of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express at Manikpur, UP. My sincere condolences to the families of the deceased," Mr Goyal said in a tweet. The train, going towards Patna derailed at 04:18, near the Manikpur railway station.