Duronto Express derailment leaves atleast 2 dead, 7 injured

Gulbarga, Sept 12 (ANI): At least two passengers died and seven people were injured after nine coaches of Duronto Express derailed in Karnataka on Saturday morning.

9 coaches of 12220 Secunderabad-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Duranto Express derailed at Martur station near Gulbarga at 0215 hrs on Solapur Division of Central Railway blocking Up and Dn lines on Wadi-Gulbarga section.

As per the Central Railway’s statement, coaches B-7, B-8, B-9, Pantry Car, H-1, A-1, A-2, A-3 and Generator Car got derailed and 46-year-old Jyoti and 28-year-old Lata, who were going from Hyderabad to Pune, lost their lives in the incident.

It further read: “injured have been rushed to the nearest hospital at Gulbarga, Brake Down trains from Solapur, Daund and Wadi have been rushed to the site and senior railway officers have reached the site to oversee the restoration work.”

“Dn main line has been restored for rail traffic.”

Addressing the incident, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu took to his Twitter page to say that he had ordered an inquiry into the incident.

“Saddened by Duranto accident. Ordered enquiry. Immediate medical relief and other assistance rushed. Chair Rail board asked to rush,” he wrote in a series of tweets.

“All injured bring rushed to hospitals and treated by medical team. We give ex-gratia to injured, unfortunate families of dead. monitoring it. All possible assistance is provided to all affected, all being rescued. Very unfortunate for this. Cause investigated to take action,” he added.

Prabhu further wrote: “All 7 injured rushed to civil hospital, treatment on,rail doctors r on job. All arrangements made to take others to destination,special train. All possible help being provided to affected families and passengers. Chairman Rail Board, GM, DRM, all orders to be on rescue job.” (ANI)

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