Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derails near Rampur

In yet another tragic incident, as many as eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajyarani Express were derailed near a bridge over Kosi River in Rampur district in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday morning.

According to Police sources, around 15 passengers suffered minor injuries and they have been admitted to a local hospital. However, there was no causality in the accident.

Up and Down rail track is disturbed and rail communication is halted owing to the derailment.

Meanwhile, Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu has ordered an inquiry to look into the cause of the derailment of Rajyarani Express. In a tweet, the Minister said, he is personally monitoring the situation and has directed senior officers to rush to the spot. He also ensured speedy relief and rescue operations.