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Vasco Da Gama trail derailment: Rail official suspended

Thirteen Coaches Of The Patna-bound Passenger Train Had Derailed Near Manikpur Railway Station In Uttar Pradesh.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Nov 2017, 11:45:21 AM
Vasco Da Gama trail derailment: Rail official suspended

New Delhi:

The Indian Railways, On Tuesday, suspended a senior section officer in-charge of tracks in connection with the November 24 derailment of the Vasco Da Gama Express which left three passengers dead.

Thirteen coaches of the Patna-bound passenger train had derailed near Manikpur Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh.

"A permanent way inspector also called a senior section officer, Rajesh Verma, who was in-charge of Manikpur has been suspended over the incident pending investigation", railway spokesperson Anil Saxena told PTI.

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While the real reason behind the accident will be ascertained only after a probe by the Commissioner of Railway Safety, initial investigations suggested that a rail fracture led to the derailment.

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First Published : 28 Nov 2017, 11:38:32 AM