Kaifiyat Express Derailment Wounds 100, Case Against Dumper Driver

This derailment comes just days after 22 people died due to the derailment of Utkal Express.

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Nine coaches of Azamgarh-Delhi Kaifiyat Express train derailed after colliding with a dumper in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Kaifiyat Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district early on Wednesday morning. The accident left around 100 people injured. Earlier, the Utkal Express derailed near Muzaffarnagar on 19 August killing 22 people and wounding over 100.

8:44 AM , 24 Aug

Case Against Dumper Driver Registered

A case has been registered against the accused driver of the dumper that collided with the Kaifiyat Express early on Wednesday. A case has also been registered against contractor Alok Dubey of Raj Construction Company with the GRP Etwah, reported ANI.

5:30 AM , 24 Aug

Another Train Collides With Lorry in Tamil Nadu, No Injuries Reported

A train collided with a lorry in Melnariyappanur of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday afternoon.

No injuries have been reported from the spot. This is the second such incident in the last 12 hours.

10:26 PM , 23 Aug

Rahul Slams BJP Govt

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to take a dig at the BJP government, following the derailment of Kaifiyat Express.

He tweeted asking if anyone could guess the number of casualties that would take for the BJP government to act on train accidents.

4:45 PM , 23 Aug

New Chairman for Railway Board Announced

Air India CMD Ashwini Lohani has been announced as the new Chairman of Railway Board.

He replaces AK Mittal, who quit earlier on Wednesday in the wake of two tragic train derailments in under five days in Uttar Pradesh.


Published: 23 Aug 2017, 4:31 AM IST
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