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KANPUR: Six other folks have been injured as 12 coaches of the 12303 Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed close to Kanpur early on Saturday.

The accident took place close to Rooma railway station at 12.30am when the educate was once heading against Kanpur Central railway station, officials stated. Following the derailment, 16 trains have been cancelled and routes of 28 others have been diverted.

According to railway officials, a major tragedy was once averted due to Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches which minimised the damage. The coaches which skidded off the tracks have been S8, S9, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, A1, A2, HA1, an SLR (seating cum baggage rake) and the pantry car. Four of the 12 derailed coaches overturned.

PRO, NCR, Sunil Gupta stated that 900 passengers of Poorva Express have been sent to Delhi from Kanpur Central in two special trains. While the primary special educate departed at five.45am, the second one educate left at 7.50am with remaining passengers.

Santosh (34), Basanti Das (75), Sadhana (45) and Ravi Kumar (37) sustained minor injuries and were given a monetary compensation of Rs five,000. Sumit Kumar (30) and Gyanendra Chaudhary (65), who sustained severe injuries, have been supplied a compensation of Rs 25,000. All the injured are being handled at LLR Hospital within the city.

Senior officials, together with divisional railway manager (DRM), rushed to the spot and supervised the rescue work. Sixteen ambulances and accident relief trains from Allahabad, Tundala and Kanpur have been pressed into provider to hold out the relief work. A 45-member workforce from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) also assisted within the rescue operation. The railways issued helpline numbers: 1072, 9454403738, 9454401463, 9454401075, 9454400384 and 0512- 23333111/112/113.

Officials stated the New Delhi-Howrah down line was once cleared whilst work was once below approach at the up line, and was once more likely to be restored by way of late night time.

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