Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailment: Why is Railways helpless on safety?

Patna Express

ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar said that prima facie rupture in the tracks appeared to be the cause of the accident.

A Patna-bound passenger train derailed near Manikpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh early Friday morning, leaving three passengers, including a six-year-old boy and his father dead and nine others injured. In the fourth incident, the engine of Jammu-Patna Archana Express separated from the train twice near Saharanpur in UP. He also ordered an inquiry by the commissioner railway safety and directed Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani to rush to the site. At 7.19 pm on Thursday, a local train hit a Bolero at an unmanned level crossing near Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, killing four people and injuring two at Matha Bhusunda village, an official said.

The Railway Ministry has announced an ex-gratia of Rs.5 lakh to the kin of the deceased, Rs.1 lakh to those with grave injuries and Rs.50,000 for the injured. Anil Saxena, Railway spokesperson, said medical relief is being provided to the injured. The injured in the train were rushed to the hospital, and relief operations came underway; a special train has been organised to take the passengers to their final destination, Patna.

Mississippi State loses QB Nick Fitzgerald to ugly leg injury
Down 24-6 entering that period, the Bulldogs had three scoring drives, including a 30-yard run by Columbus native Kylin Hill. Fitzgerald went down on a running play with 9:08 left in the first quarter, suffering a dislocated ankle.

About two hours after the Vasco Da Gama Express accident, a Paradeep-Cuttack goods train went off rails between Goraknath and Raghunathpur in Odisha at 5.55 am.

In August this year, 23 passengers were killed and 150 injured when the Utkal Kalinga Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh.

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