Its 2nd Rail Accident within a Week in Uttar Pradesh. This time it was Kaifiyat Express which was moving towards Delhi. The accident took place at around 2:00am near Auraiya District , UP. As per the reports Kaifiyat Express was moving towards Delhi from Azamgarh and clashed with a Bunker at an unmanned Railway Crossing near Auraiya District at around 2:40 am. The rescue team reached at the accident spot and rushed the injured to the hospital.
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One Bogie of the Train overturned and some of the compartments jumped the rail after crossing Kanpur Between Acchalda and pata Railway Stations Said SP of Auraiya Sanjeev Tyagi.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Tweeted after Kaifiyat Express Accident “some passenger have received injuries and have been shifted to near by hospitals. I am personally monitoring situation, Rescue Operation.”
” Have Directed Senior Officer to Reach the Site Immediately.”
After this clash 7 Train of this route cancelled and routes of other 40 scheduled trains were changed. It is noticeable that Railways has just been through a Rail Accident in Muzaffarnagar UP which killed 22 and injured 152. These accidents is raising questions on railway authority and Managements. Is railway safe for the passengers who board the trains?