New Delhi: More than 70 people were injured when the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district early on Tuesday; just four days after a similar accident that killed 23 people in the same state.
Officials said the accident occurred when the train hit a sand-laden dumper which overturned at an unmanned level crossing minutes before the train was to pass through.
The condition of four of the injured is said to be serious.
The train, travelling from Azamgarh to Delhi, collided with the dumper at around 2.50 am between Pata and Achalda railway stations, a spokesperson for the North Central Railway said.
Five trains including Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani have been diverted and seven trains including Kanpur-New Delhi Shatabdi express have been cancelled. Since both UP and DOWN lines are blocked, around 40 local trains were also being diverted.
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