Published On: Sat, Aug 19th, 2017

Utkal Express derails near Muzaffarnagar, at least 20 injured

Utkal Express derailment: Many feared injured as six coaches of Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar.

Utkal Express derailment: Many feared injured as six coaches of Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar.

Muzaffarnagar: Several persons were injured as at least six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed in Khatauli near here this evening, officials said.

ADG (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar said the number of injured persons was yet to be ascertained. However, eyeswitnessed said at least 20 people were wounded.

Railway ministry officials said they are still awaiting details of the accident that took place around 5:45 pm.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all possible help.

 

Local administration officials have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway, officials in Delhi said.

The derailment is likely to affect movement of trains on the busy Northern Railway route.

PTI

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