Uttar Pradesh, Apr 20, 2019 : Thirteen people have been injured after 12 coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur today, NDTV reported.
Coaches of the train travelling from Prayagraj to Delhi derailed at around 1 AM near Rooma village, about 15 kilometers from Kanpur. Visuals from the spot show the damaged coaches. About 15 ambulances were at the spot to take injured passengers to the hospital.
Indian Railways spokesperson Smita Vats Sharma told ANI that an "Accident Relief Train" and medical equipment have been sent to the accident site. The main route has been affected due to derailment.
Twelve coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur.
All long distance trains running from towards Delhi from the east have been delayed.
The police are supervising rescue operations. A 45-member team from the National Disaster Response Force is also at the spot.
"Rescue operation is underway. No casualties have been reported till now. Buses are being arranged to take passengers to Kanpur Central. Railway authorities have said that they are arranging a train for passengers from Kanpur to Delhi," Kanpur District Magistrate Vijay Vishwas Pant was quoted as saying by ANI.