Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derails in Chitrakoot, kills three

Published on : Saturday, November 25, 2017

Vasco-da-Gama-PatnaThree other injured, including a 24-year-old woman, Rinki Kumari, a resident of Goa, were admitted to the district hospital in Chitrakoot.


The Ministry of Railways announced an ex gratia compensation of ₹5 lakh to the kin of the dead, ₹1 lakh to those with grievous injuries and ₹50,000 to the other injured.


Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also announced ex gratia compensation of ₹2 lakh, ₹50,000 and ₹25,000 in the same order.


The stranded passengers were accommodated in the front eight coaches by 7.25 a.m., the NCR said.


The unaffected portion consisting of seven bogies took the passengers to Allahabad, where they were picked up by a special train and taken to Patna.


A team of the Anti-Terror Squad also reached the site to probe possibilities of sabotage.


In an unrelated incident, four persons died on the spot after the SUV they were travelling in was hit by the Lucknow-Sultanpur train at an unmanned crossing under Musafirkhana area on Thursday night.


The car was carrying six passengers, who were all members of a marriage party.



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