5 Coaches Of Delhi-Bound Train Derail Near Kanpur

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The train was travelling from Howrah in West Bengal to New Delhi.

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh:

Five coaches of a train travelling from Howrah in West Bengal to New Delhi derailed near Kanpur today, news agency ANI reported. No casualties or serious injuries have been reported and all passengers have been evacuated.

Coaches of the Poorva Express train derailed at about 1 AM near Rooma village, about 15 kilometers from Kanpur. Visuals released by news agency ANI show the damaged coaches and injured passengers being taken to hospital.

"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.

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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 impacted due to derailment.

(With inputs from ANI)

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