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Patna-Indore Express tragedy: Rescue operations wrapped up, death toll reaches 142

At Least 142 Passengers Were Killed In The Worst Train Accident In Recent Years Which Took Place Just A Little After 3am On Sunday.

PTI | Updated on: 21 Nov 2016, 01:41:34 PM
At least 142 passengers were killed in the worst train accident in recent years which took place just a little after 3am on Sunday.


Rescue workers wrapped up their operation to pull out bodies and injured from the mangled bogies of Patna-Indore Express on Monday that left 142 passengers dead. 

The rescue efforts continued overnight in Kanpur's Pukhrayan to pull out the trapped passengers from the derailed coaches of the train. Police officials said that all the 14 derailed coaches have been removed from the railway tracks. 

"133 bodies have been found so far, out of which 110 have been identified," IG (Kanpur range) Zaki Ahmad said adding that 97 bodies have been handed over to relatives. 

Later the official toll was increased to 142. 

Nearly 200 were injured in the worst train accident in recent years which took place just a little after 3am on Sunday. 

Coaches S1 and S2 had telescoped into each other and most of the casualties were feared to have been in these two compartments. 

S3 and S4 coaches also suffered severe damage while an AC III tier coach was also affected but casualties in it were not heavy. 

Railway personnel assisted by army, NDRF and state police carried out the search and rescue operation overnight under floodlights. 

Most of the bodies were taken to Mati mortuary in Kanpur rural. The victims were mostly from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. 
76 passengers are seriously injured in the derailment, Ahmad said. 150 others received minor injuries in the mishap.

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First Published : 21 Nov 2016, 11:35:00 AM