Kaifiyat Express derailment: 8 coaches skid off track near Kanpur on Delhi-Howrah route, 74 injured

KANPUR: Ten coaches of Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in UP’s Auraiya district during the wee hours of Wednesday, injuring at least 50 passengers. The train No. 12225 (up) was proceeding from Azamgharh to Delhi. The train hit a dumper which was crossing an unmanned gate before its coaches derailed.

This is the second train accident in the state in a week. Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar district killing 23 people and injuring 156 last Saturday.

The accident occurred around 2.40am when the train collided with a dumper. Railways minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted about the mishap, saying that he is personally monitoring the situation.

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