15 injured as Rajya Rani Express derails near Rampur in UP

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New Delhi, April 15, 2017: At least fifteen passengers were wounded when eight coaches of the Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday morning.

According to a senior railway official, the train bound to Lucknow from Meerut derailed around 8.15 a.m. between Mundapandey and Rampur near a bridge over the Kosi river.

The injured persons were rushed to a nearby hospital.

At least 25 trains were affected due to the accident at the Meerut-Bareilly section.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an enquiry into the incident, saying “strict action will be taken against any lapse”.

Prabhu tweeted:

 

He also announces compensation for injured passengers:

Earlier, Ministry of Railways tweeted:

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