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Ajmer-Sealdah Express derails; 2 died, over 50 injured

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Dion Global

28 Dec 2016

Over 50 passengers were injured and two died in the Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailment near Rura Railway Station in Kanpur Rural district on Wednesday, as per the media reports.

This is the second rail accident in the region in two months, said the PTI report.

IG (Kanpur range) Zaki Ahmed said two of the seriously injured passengers had died, General Manager, North Central Railway Arun Saxena said the railway medical team at the spot has no information of any death.

The mishap took place near Rura Railway Station, 70 km from Kanpur, when the train was crossing a bridge over a dry canal in the area, North Central Railways PRO Amit Malviya said.

Chief Medical Officer, Kanpur, Ramayan Prasad said no deaths have been reported. While 42 of those injured have been admitted to a district hospital in Kanpur Rural, 12 of the seriously injured have been admitted to the Hallet Hospital here.

There were unconfirmed reports that the railway guard was among those injured.

Rescue operations are over with all passengers pulled out of the derailed coaches, Malviya said, adding the cause of the accident was not immediately known.