Derailed train: 140 dead, many trapped; Odia Army man among dead

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Kanpur: Over 140 dead bodies have already been recovered from the site of the derailed Indore-Patna Express around Pukhrayan. Many more are trapped and feared dead in the derailed coaches that are lying jumbled post the accident on Sunday. Odia army man Subhendu Mishra is among those killed in the accident.

Rescuers are still working on removing the trapped from one coach that has been completely crushed under another coach after the bogies flung following derailment from track around 60 kms from Kanpur. Family members of the passengers have reached the spot in large numbers. While some have found dead bodies of their kins, many said their relatives are missing.

The 23-year old army man from Odisha, Captain Subhendu Mishra is among the victims of the derailment. Promoted for his role in anti-terrorism operations, the young capable officer Mishra, from Bhubaneswar, was travelling in the Indore Patna Express and met a tragic unnatural death. His body will reach the capital city at 8.30 pm, sources said. He will be given full state honour during his last rites to be performed at Satyanagar.

Following the accident, 14 trains have been diverted, informed Railway sources. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered for a probe with hints of faulty track surfacing.


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