Fifteen people have been injured after 12 coaches of the Howrah-Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in midnight today.
Coaches of the train traveling 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.
Indian Railways spokesperson Smita Vats Sharma told news agency ANI that an Accident Relief Train and medical equipment have been sent to the accident site. The main route has been affected due to the derailment.
The police are supervising rescue operations. A 45-member team from the National Disaster Response Force is also at the spot.
All long-distance trains running from towards Delhi from the east have been delayed.
The rescue operation is underway and no casualties have been reported yet. Further details awaited.