Muzaffarnagar:19/8/17;At least 10 people were killed as six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was extremely pained by the derailment, while railways minister Suresh Prabhu said an inquiry has been ordered into the accident.
The total number of people injured in the accident that took place around 5.45pm was yet to be ascertained, officials said. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has rushed two ministers to the accident spot.
8.30pm: Suresh Prabhu announces ex gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the kin of those who lost their lives, Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured, and Rs 25,000 for people with minor injuries
8.25pm: Seven UP state transport buses from the Sohrabgot depot have been rushed to the accident spot.
8.21pm: Twelve PAC companies have been despatched to Khatauli to extend help to rail accident victims and carry out relief and rescue operations, says A Satish Ganesh, IGP PAC (Central Zone Lucknow)
8.20pm: 30-40 seriously injured, 30 ambulances have reached the spot, says ADG Anand Kumar.
8:15pm: 10 killed in Muzaffarnagar train derailment, says ADG (law and order) Anand Kumar.
8.12pm:Railways ministry and UP government are doing everything possible and providing all assistance required in the wake of the train derailment: PM Modi
8.11pm: “I wish those injured a speedy recovery. The situation is being monitored very closely by the railways ministry: PM Modi.
8.10pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says extremely pained by the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar. “My thoughts are with the families of the deceased,” says Modi.
8.06pm: Yogi Adityanath says exact casualties not known yet. “Our two ministers Satish Mahana and Suresh Rana have been sent to the spot.”
8.05pm: UP CM Yogi Adityanath calls it an “unfortunate incident”. “We are in constant touch with the rail ministry,” he says.
8pm: More than 50 injured. ATS sent there as a precautionary measure, no confirmation of terrorism angle, says ADG (law and order) Anand Kumar.
7.56pm: Anil Saxena, spokesperson of Indian Railways, says four people confirmed dead in the train derailment.
7.55pm: Suresh Prabhu says he has spoken to UP CM Yogi Adityanath, who has directed two UP ministers also to reach the site to expedite rescue and relief operations
7.50pm: Emergency helpline numbers issued by railway