Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailment: Railways Minister announces compensation to victims


NEW DELHI: 13 bogies of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed at 4:18 morning near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh state on November 23, Friday in which three passengers have been killed while more than 9 passengers were injured. The train was going from Goa to Patna.

According to Pratap Gopendra Singh who is Superintendent of Police at Chitrakut, a father and his son from Bettiah district of Bihar state died on the spot while the third person died at a hospital.

Providing a breakup of the derailed coaches, North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said, the coaches which jumped off the rails were coaches numbered S3-S11, two general bogies and two extra coaches.

Live updates:

# Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announces compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to kin of dead in Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailment, Rs 1 lakh for those with grevious injured and 50,000 for those injured.
# In the aftermath of the derailment, movement of trains has been disrupted on the Patna-Allahabad route.
# “The injured passengers have been sent to the hospital. Relief operations are underway,” North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said.
# Divisional railway manager, Allahabad has already visited the spot while the General Manager, NCR is on his way
# Rescue and relief operations are continue
# The Indian railways has issued helpline numbers

Here are the helpline numbers:

  1. Allahabad 0532-1072,0532-2408149,2408128, 2407353
  2. Mirzapur 05442-1072,05442-220095, 220096
  3. Chunar 05443-1072, 05443-222487,222137,290049