Eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derail near Rampur; Suresh Prabhu orders inquiry

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In an unfortunate incident, eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Expressderailed near Rampur, Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

The accident happened between Mundapandey and Rampur railway stations, Northern railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said.

The Railways have released helpline numbers.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an enquiry to ascertain causes behind the accident.

“Personally monitoring situation.Directed senior officers to rush to the spot.Ensure speedy relief and rescue operations,” Suresh Prabhu tweeted.

“Enquiry ordered to look into the cause, strict action will be taken against any lapse,” his another tweet said.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced Rs 50,000 each for seriously injured and 25,000 each to injured.

The cause of the accident is yet to be known.

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