Kaifiyat Express derails in Auraiya district of UP, 50 injured

Lucknow/New Delhi: Nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh this morning, resulting in injuries to at least 50 people, in the second rail accident in the state in four days.

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

At least 50 passengers were injured and have been rushed to the hospital, said M C Chauhan, General Manager, NCR.

NCR sources said that work for a dedicated freight corridor was going on at the site at the time of the accident.

Officials have rushed to the spot to provide rescue and relief operations to the passengers.

This is the second rail accident since last Saturday when Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar distict of UP, killing 22 people and injuring 156.