Train derails in Madhya Padesh, 42 hurt
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Last Updated: Monday, May 09, 2011, 20:44
  
Vidisha: Forty-two passengers were injured, three seriously, when the Mumbai-Pratapgarh Udyognagri Express derailed near here early on Monday, disrupting rail traffic for over 14 hours.

The Pratapgarh-bound train derailed around 6.20 am near Sourai, six kms from here, District Collector (Vidisha) CB Singh told a news agency.

While three bogies of the train overturned, four others jumped the rails disrupting traffic on both up and down lines between Bhopal and New Delhi, he said.

Movement of trains on the affected line could not be resumed even 14 hours after the derailment, he said, adding, trains were allowed to pass using a parallel line.

Some of the derailed bogies slid down the tracks as the accident site was at a height, railway officials said.

The seriously injured persons were referred to Bhopal's Hamidia Hospital while the remaining were admitted in the Vidisha District Hospital, the Collector said.

All three grievously injured are women - Kamla Ramchandran, Sushma Devi and Nirmala Verma.

Meanwhile, an inquiry has been ordered into the mishap and the Railways announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1,00,000 to the grievously injured passengers and Rs 25,000 to those with simple wounds.

"PK Vajapyee, Commissioner Railway Safety, Lucknow Division, will conduct the inquiry and submit the report at the earliest," a Railway Ministry spokesman said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, May 09, 2011, 20:44


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