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  • Railway route at accident site in Kanpur Dehat becomes functional

    Published on November 22, 2016


    New Delhi: In Uttar Pradesh, the railway route at accident site in Kanpur Dehat has become functional from last late night and passenger trains are now passing through the Pukhrayan route where the accident occurred on Sunday. The North Central Railway spokesperson told this to AIR.

    After the accident the route was closed for more than forty hours. The accident claimed 149 lives and left about two hundred injured. Talking to AIR, District Magistrate Kanpur Dehat Ravi Kant Singh said, 140 bodies have been identified so far.

    Meanwhile, the Railway Safety Commissioner, Eastern Circle, PK Acharya has started investigations into the accident. Mr Acharya examined the broken tracks and damaged coaches at the accident site yesterday. Railway engineers and technical staff were also questioned in connection with the derailment.

    The Government Railway Police, GRP of Jhansi has registered an FIR against unknown people including railway officials who were allegedly responsible for the accident. The FIR was registered under various sections of IPC. 14 coaches of Indore-Patna express were derailed and some of them completely mangled after the accident. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had assured that guilty will be punished and thorough investigation will be carried out.