This accident occurred at 6.05am on Wednesday morning,a few metres away from Harchandpur Railway Station,while it was on its way from West Bengal (Malda town) to New Delhi.
7 of them were spot dead,35 have been affected,and 9 have been greatly injured,while two passengers that got stuck within the derailed coaches got rescued.
The Additional Director General of police,Anand Kumar has marked the immediate use of hyrdraulic cutters to the spot,to help in the rescue service and operations. Piyush Goyal,Railway Minister,who is a frequent touch with the railway-administration has directed to undertake effective rescue and relief operations and to provide utmost help and medical aid to the affected passengers and has assured to offer compensation to the affected,injured and deceased. Emergency helpline numbers have been set up at the junction of DeenDayal Upadhyaya,Mughalsarai and an unit of Doctors have been sent to the site from Lucknow via an accident relief van. The remaining passengers are being headed from Lucknow to New Delhi by a special train. All the nearby routes have been blocked and it has been noted that the number of casualty may increase.
An anti-terrorism team would be sent on the spot to find out the reason for derailment. The Inspector General PAC A Satish Ganesh has stated that- officers and jawans of 25th Batallion PAC Rae Bareilly have also got involved in the rescue and relief operations. State Disaster Relief Force has aslo been sent to perform the necessary and urgent aids.
The CM has expressed his grief and has offered 2 lakhs of compensation for the d deceased and 50,000 for the deeply injured and has instructed the director general of police to take every possible action and find out the reason of the derailment.
Higher police officials and the PM have expressed grief at the mishap and the loss of lives.
Emergency helpline numbers (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction):
05412-254145 (BSNL) and 027-73677 (Railway)
Emergency helpline numbers (Patna)
0612-2202290, 0612-2202291, 0612-220229 (BSNL), and 025-83288 (Railway)