Indian Railway

Utkal Express mishap: Negligence, ground-level lapses caused 6 train derailments in 9 months

Thirteen coaches of Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express train went off-track as carriages slammed into each other at Khatauli near Muzzafarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, killing 23 and injuring 156 people. The railway officials announced a compensation of Rs 3.5 lakh to the family of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured. A desperate search for survivors is underway. Though stern action has been taken against eight officials with immediate effect, the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.

Hirakhand Derailment: Death toll rises to 41

Visakhapatnam: Death toll rose to 41  in the train derailment accident of Vizianagaram district today.

THe National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Andhra Pradesh's Hyderabad  Crime Investigation Department (CID) visited the accident site today to study if  there was sabotage angle in the accident.

According to Railway  Police officials, one  more body  has been recovered from one of the derailed coaches of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express.