ATS reaches Mahakaushal train derailment site, MoS railways orders inquiry


The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Thursday reached the Mahakaushal train derailment site in Uttar Pradesh?s Mahoba region to take stock of the situation.

Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that orders have been issued for an enquiry of the incident.

Earlier in the day, a 47-member NDRF team also reached the spot to conduct investigation.

NDRF officer R.P. Singh said there is no casualties so far, adding that 22 people had suffered injuries in derailment today.

?All injured people have been discharged after giving first-aid ,except one who suffered a fracture,? Mohammad Jamshed, Member (Traffic), Railway Board told ANI.

Eight coaches of a Delhi bound Jabalpur-Mahakaushal Express had derailed near Kulapahar in Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba this morning.

The remaining coaches of the train will be moved forward towards Jhansi where eight additional coaches will be attached.