5 injured as 10 coaches of Delhi-Bound Poorva express train Derail near Kanpur



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The Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express was traveling from Prayagraj to New Delhi.

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh:

Five people were injured after 10 Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express buses derailed and 4 knocked down near Kanpur today.

Train buses traveling from Prayagraj to Delhi derailed around one in the morning, near the village of Rooma, about 15 kilometers from Kanpur. Images of the location show the coaches damaged. About 15 ambulances were in place to carry injured passengers to the hospital.

The police are overseeing the rescue operations. A team of 45 members of the National Disaster Response Force is also on site.

"Authorities have been told that they are organizing a train for passengers from Kanpur to Delhi," Judge Vijay Vishwas Pant Magistrate Kanpur said, "The rescue operations are underway No victims have been reported so far Buses are being arranged to take passengers to Kanpur Central. was quoted as saying by ANI.

Indian Railways spokeswoman Smita Vats Sharma told ANI that an "accident-relief train" and medical equipment had been sent to the crash site. The main route was impacted due to the derailment.

(With ANI entries)

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