Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express derails 22 killed, several injured

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In yet another train mishap , at least 22 were  killed and several injured after four bogies of Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express derailed at Bachhrawan in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district . According to reports, the four bogies derailed as the train was passing through Bachhrawan railway station, 50 km from Lucknow, at around 9am.

 The state government has rushed medical teams and ambulances to the spot for relief work and railway officers from Lucknow have also reached the spot. UP cabinet minister Manoj Pandey, who rushed to the accident spot, said relief measures had been launched. He said senior police officers had also reached the spot to supervise relief operation. He said that arrangements had been made in hospitals in Lucknow and Rai Bareli for treatment of injured people.

 Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, expressing concern over the mishap, has announced Rs. 2 lakh to the families of those who were killed and Rs. 50,000 to the injured people. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha will reach at the spot at 2 pm. It is reported that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is closely monitoring the whole situation.

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