At least 100 people were dead after 14 coaches of Patna-Indore express derailed near Kanpur Rural at around 3:00 am on Sunday. Rescue operations are going on and many people are still trapped inside.
Over 200 people are reportedly injured.
The accident took place near Pukharayan (Kanpur) at 3:00 am. Reason of derailment is still unknown.
District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police were at the spot and taking stock of the situation.
Railway has re-routed or cancelled several trains. Injured have been rushed to near by hospital.
Northern railway has also issued helpline number for the kin of Patna-Indore train passengers.
Helpline number: (Read more)
Jhansi - 05101072 ; Orai - 051621072 ; Kanpur - 05131072 ; Allahabad - 05321072 ; Pokhrayan- 05113-270239
Tundla - 056121072 ; Aligarh - 05711072 ; Etawah- 056881072 ; Fatehpur - 051801072
Indore - 0731 2521045, 0731 1072 ; Ujjain - 0734 2560906
Nagda - 07366 1072 ; Ratlam - 07412 1072
Patna- BSNL-0612-2202290 ; 0612-2202291 ; 0612-2202292; Railway-025-83288
Mugalsarai - BSNL- 05412-251258
Hajipur- BSNL 06224-272230
Coaches derailed: Engine + SLR+GS+GS+A1+B1/2/3+BE+S1/2/3/4/5/6
Coaches safe: S7/8/9/10/11/12+GS+GS+SLR
11109/Jhansi - Lucknow Jn. Intercity Express
51803 Jhansi - Kanpur Passenger
12522/Rapti Sagar SF Expres
12541/Gorakhpur - Lokmanya Tilak (T.)
12542/Lokmanya Tilak (T.) - Gorakhpur
12534/Pushpak Express (PT) - Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji
22181/Jabalpur - Hazrat Nizamuddin SF Express
Here are the live updates:
#Death toll rises to 100: More than 100 people have died, rescue operation is still underway: Daljeet Singh Chaudhary (ADG, Law & order ,UP)
#I spoke to Railway Minister and have assured that State Govt will provide whatever help needed in the rescue ops; politics can wait: UP CM
#All resources are in place; priority right now is only to save & rescue as many people as possible: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav
#When I was informed about the incident, directed concerned officials to rush to the spot & conduct primary rescue ops: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav
#Railway ministry should probe matter soon- whether track was broken or it's a plot against Centre:BJP MP from Kanpur Murli Manohar Joshi
#Few officials were injured in a car accident on Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Friday, thank god they didn't sustain serious injuries: UP CM
#Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in Patna-Indore train derailment; want to thank officials for conducting rescue ops immediately: UP CM
96 killed and 76 seriously injured in derailment while 150 others suffered minor injuries: IG (Kanpur range) Zaki Ahmad. pic.twitter.com/prnbt61H9p— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) November 20, 2016
#Chhatarpur SP, Collector, rescue team, a medical team rushed to accident spot; Injured will be given free treatment: MP CM Shivraj Chouhan
#Unfortunate incident; State Govt is in constant touch with Rail authorities: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on #PatnaIndoreExpress
#Patna-Indore express derailed: MP CM announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for the families of deceased; Rs 50,000 for those critically injured.
#90 killed in Indore-Patna Express derailment: SP, # Dehat, Prabhakar Chowdhury (PTI)
#Patna-Indore express train derailment UPDATE: Death toll now reaches 65, rescue and relief ops underway.
#Patna-Indore exp derails: UP CM announces ex-gratia of Rs 5Lakh to deceased families;Rs 50,000 for serious injury;Rs 25,000 for minor injury
In pic: List of trains diverted/cancelled following Patna-Indore express train derailment near Kanpur (UP) pic.twitter.com/uGVN1jtqAW— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
#This is in addition to the compensation which will be available through Railway Claims Tribunal: Suresh Prabhu
#Patna-Indore express train derailed: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced compensation of Rs25000 for those who sustained minor injuries
#Patna-Indore exp derailed: Rail Min Suresh Prabhu announces ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakhs for deceased families,Rs 50,000 for critically injured
#Have made all arrangement to move injured to hosps; have issued helpline nos ; yet to receive info of deceased ppl: Sanjay Agarwal,DM Patna
Patna-Indore exp train derailed: Visuals from the hospital where injured people have been moved to for treatment; 63 dead, over 150 injured pic.twitter.com/CnqhqTIvFj— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
Patna-Indore exp derailed: 63 dead so far, over 150 ppl injured; Injured being rushed to hospitals: UP ADG (law and order) Daljeet Choudhary pic.twitter.com/v1PbKYMh8i— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
We were supposed to get down in Lucknow; During our journey, we felt a sudden jerk &fell; 5 ppl from our group missing: Stranded Passenger pic.twitter.com/HQ5fPxDupt— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
Pukharayan (Kanpur): 14 coaches of Patna-Indore express train derailed, 63 dead; relief & rescue ops underway (in pics: rescued passengers) pic.twitter.com/WJhhkQaUXU— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP)
At 3 AM train derailed, I was in coach no 5; 4-5 people with me are missing. We were petrified; saved because of Mahakal: Stranded Passenger pic.twitter.com/XtSOnG7JQD— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
#Death toll rises to 63 after Patna-Indore express train derailed near Kanpur: IG Kanpur, Zaki Ahmed to ANI
#Patna-Indore exp derailed: UP CM instructs Principal Secy Health to ensure there's no shortage of medicines &blood for treatment of patients
#Patna-Indore exp derailed-Stranded passengers moved to Malasa stn,Spl train from Malasa,Injured moved to Kanpur Dehat hosp: Indian Railways
#Special buses & food supplies arranged for victims, helpline numbers issued; medical team at spot; probe on: PRO, Northern central railways
#Patna-Indore express train derailed: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav directs ADG (law and order) Daljeet Singh Choudhary to visit the accident spot
#Rail Accident relief, all rescue and relief staff are working on the accident spot.Injured rushed to hospitals, instructed best medical help: Rail Min Suresh Prabhu
#Indore-Patna Rajendra Nagar Express train accident is unfortunate.Deep condolences to bereaved families.We are monitoring situation: MP CM
#Rail,Dist,state, NDRF teams are geared up to deal with the accident & offer all kind of help.We r doing our best, mto deal with sad accident
#Strictest possible action will be taken against those who could be responsible for accident,All possible mobilisation for relief initiated
#Enquiry team will start investigation for cause of accident immediately All necessary assistance provided to the affected,We r taking care
#Ex gratia to unfortunate passengers who died and to injured will be given
#Medical assistance of all kinds is offered. Rail mobile medical units rushed to site.All injured rushed to hospitals, immediate medical help: Suresh Prabhu
#Death toll rises to 45 after Patna-Indore express train derailed near Kanpur: UP ADG (law and order) Daljeet Singh Choudhary to ANI
#Prayers with those injured in the tragic train accident. I've spoken to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is personally monitoring the situation closely.
#Anguished beyond words on loss of lives due to the derailing of Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families: PM Modi
#Patna-Indore exp derailed: All hospitals in neighboring distts activated;pvt hospitals of Kanpur put on alert to accommodate patients: UP CM
#Patna-Indore exp derailed-UP CM asks Chief Secy UP to monitor relief ops;pool in resources frm neighbouring dist to enable quicker relief op
#Patna-Indore exp train derailed: HM speaks to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu about derailment of 14 bogies, directs DG, NDRF to rush to spot
#Deeply pained by loss of lives caused by derailment of Patna- Indore Exp near Kanpur.My thoughts are with bereaved families-HM Rajnath Singh
#UPDATE: 30 bodies recovered so far from spot after Patna-Indore express derailed near Pukharayan (Kanpur, UP): IG Kanpur, Zaki Ahmed to ANI
#Patna-Indore express train derailed: All rescue relief work on. All medical & other help rushed.Enquiry ordered: Suresh Prabhu,Railway Min.
14 coaches of Patna-Indore express derailed near Pukharayan (Kanpur, UP); 20 dead. Relief and rescue operations underway pic.twitter.com/uMyAcJXYtq— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
Relief and rescue operations underway after 14 coaches of Patna-Indore express derailed near Pukharayan (Kanpur, UP); 20 dead. pic.twitter.com/OLPuz7yaoj— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
14 coaches of Patna-Indore express derailed near Pukharayan (Kanpur, UP); 20 dead. Relief and rescue ops underway (early morning visuals) pic.twitter.com/wO9BfOcfGs— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
#UP CM Akhilesh Yadav directs DGP to personally monitor the relief ops after 14 coaches of Patna-Indore express derailed near Kanpur,20 dead.
#UPDATE: 20 bodies recovered so far from spot after Patna-Indore express derailed near Pukharayan (Kanpur, UP): IG Kanpur, Zakir Ahmed to ANI
Senior officials and medical team have been rushed to the spot; we are in contact with distt officials: ASaxena,Indian railways Spokesperson pic.twitter.com/4gVq77A4Vu— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016
14 coaches of Indore-Patna exp derailed near Kanpur;yet to confirm no. of casualties; rescue ops underway: Anil Saxena,Indian railways Spox pic.twitter.com/sZoolvlqiz— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20, 2016