Jhansi: According to the information given by the officials, more than 40 passengers got injured after eight coaches of the Mahakaushal Express derailed today in Uttar Pradesh.
The incident occurred around 2 a.m. when the express train that runs between Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and Hazrat Nizamuddin in New Delhi derailed between Laadpur and Supa near Kulpahar station, a railway official said.
The injured included many women and children. The condition of at least four of them is said to be critical. The coaches that derailed included four air-conditioned coaches, one sleeper, two general and one SLR (Seating cum Luggage Rake) coach.
After the accident General Manager of North Central Railways and other senior railway officials rushed to the spot. Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi also rushed Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh to the accident site to oversee rescue and relief operations.