UP train derailment: Death toll in Gorakhdham Express mishap rises to 22

With the recovery of eight more bodies, the death toll in the Delhi-Gorakhpur train accident has climbed to 22 on Tuesday.

PTI| Last Updated: May 27, 2014, 11:18 AM IST

Sant Kabir Nagar: With the recovery of eight more bodies, the death toll in the Delhi-Gorakhpur train accident has climbed to 22 on Tuesday.

"Eight more bodies have been recovered by the rescue teams since last nigh and 103 others have been injured," District Magistrate Bharat Lal said.
Gas cutter are being used to cut bogies and efforts are on to clear the track, he said.

The Gorakhpur-bound Gorakhdham Express yesterday derailed and rammed into a stationary freight train near a railway station here.
Six bogies of the train were damaged in the accident which occurred at around 10.35 AM near Churaib Railway Station.

Preliminary reports had said that fractured rails could have led to the accident.

The UP Home Department had yesterday said that 40 people are feared killed in the accident.