The train accident killed at least seven people on Wednesday. (Express Photo/Vishal Srivastava)
At least seven people were killed Wednesday as eight coaches and the engine of the New Farakka Express (Train No 14003) derailed near Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. The Northern Railways has issued helpline numbers after the New Farakka Express train derailed in Rae Bareli district.
“The Northern Railways has issued helpline numbers to help passengers and their relatives and give them necessary information,” Public Relations Officer, NR, Vikram Singh said.
In Varanasi, the helpline number is 0542-2503814, the Lucknow number is 9794830975, 9794830973, Prataparh – 05342 220492 and Raebareli – 0535 2213154, he said. Additional Director General (ADG), Law and order, Anand Kumar said that drone cameras are being used at the site to trace the missing and keep an eye on the site. Due to the accident, 13 trains on the route were diverted, a railway official said.
A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has been deployed to Harchandpur Railways Station to conduct rescue and relief operations. Doctors have been rushed to the site of the accident as well. The District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police are also present at the site of the accident.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal have condoled the loss of lives in the train derailment. Meanwhile, besides Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, state BJP Chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, state Congress President Raj Babbar state ministers and several others have also expressed their condolence over the loss of live in the derailment.
— With PTI inputs