15 Injured As 12 Coaches Of Delhi-Bound Poorva Express Train Derail Near Kanpur

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KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH: 

Fifteen people have been injured after 12 coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur today.

Coaches of the train travelling from Prayagraj to Delhi derailed at around 1 AM near Rooma village, about 15 kilometers from Kanpur. Visuals from the spot show the damaged coaches. About 15 ambulances were at the spot to take injured passengers to the hospital.

The coaches that derailed are: S8, S9, B1-B5, A1, A2, HA1, pantry car and an SLR (seating cum luggage rake), according to a statement issued by the railways.

Indian Railways spokesperson Smita Vats Sharma told ANI that an “Accident Relief Train” and medical equipment have been sent to the accident site. The main route has been affected due to derailment.