The derailment of Kaifiyat Express comes exactly after four days Utkal Express derailing in UP. The Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh this morning.

It resulted in 9 coaches derailing and injuries to at least 21 people. The actual numbers are yet to be ascertained.

Incidentally, this is the second accident in Railways just after 4 days of Utkal Express derailing in Muzaffarnagar, i.e., since last Saturday.

Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar disrtict of UP, killing 22 people and injuring 156.

Kaifiyat Express travels between Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi and the collision has impacted the train operations on the Delhi-Howrah route.

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The train travelling from Azamgarh to Delhi collided with a dumper at around 2:50 am between Pata and Achhalda railway stations, a spokesperson for the North Central Railway (NCR) said.

It occurred around 2:40am when the train collided with a dumper. One bogie of the train overturned due to impact of collision and some compartments jumped the rails between Acchalda and Pata railway stations after crossing Kanpur, Superintendent of Police Auraiya Sanjeev Tyagi said.

Railways minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted about the mishap, saying that he is personally monitoring the situation.

Approximately 21 passengers were injured and have been rushed to the hospital, although exact figures will be ascertained soon.

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. NCR sources said that work for a dedicated freight corridor was going on at the accident site at the time of the incident. The dumper did not belong to the railways, the NCR sources said.

On receiving information about the mishap, senior officials rushed to the accident site which comes under Acchalda police station, around 180 kilometres from Lucknow.

Additional forces and ambulance were immediately rushed to the spot from Auraiya, Etawah and Kannauj, while NDRF team was dispatched from Lucknow to provide support to the victims.

A medical train and a relief train have been dispatched from Allahabad to the accident site.
A spokesman for NCR said rescue operations have been concluded and all injured were sent to hospitals nearby. General Manager, NCR, M C Chauhan and the Divisional Regional Manager have rushed to the spot.

Following are the Helpline numbers:

Etawah-05688-1072, 266382, 266383

Lucknow-0522-2237677, 9794830975

Faizabad-05278-222603

Kanpur-0512-1072, 2323015, 2323016, 2323018

Aligarh-0571-1072, 2403458, 2403055

Tundla-05612-1072, 220337, 220338, 220339

Shahganj-9794839010

Allahabad-0532-1072, 2408149, 2408128, 2407353

Fatehpur-05180-1072, 222025, 222026, 222436

For further assistance and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu also tweeted necessary details.