Padmavat Express derailed in UP, many injured, tracks clearing begin

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Eight coaches of the Old Delhi-Faizabad 14206 Padmavat Express derailed on Sunday near Hapur in Uttar Pradesh. Railway officials said 12 passengers were injured while police put the number at 40-50. No death has been reported so far.

The derailment took place between Garhmukteshwar and Kakather stations. The derailed coaches of the train remained dangerously tilted on one side as passengers scrambled to get off the train.

While on Monday morning clearing of the tracks and removing eight derailed coaches of the Delhi-Faizabad Express began, police said.

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The derailed coaches included two sleeper, four air-conditioned coaches, guard, and seating and luggage rake (SLR) coach, a railway official informed said.

Following the derailment, traffic hit the busy rail route. On Monday, workers were trying to clear the track at the earliest, officials added.

The train also decoupled soon after the derailment and the engine along with 11 coaches went ahead while the eight bogies that were derailed were dragged for a few hundred metres and then slipped off the track and turtled.

The speed of the train was 90kmph when the accident took place.

The tracks were been ripped apart due to the impact of the derailment.

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