2 Died And 7 Injured When Train Derails In Karnataka: Two people lost their lives and 7 suffered injuries after Secunderabad-Mumbai Duroto Express train derailed in Karnataka.
Two people were killed and many were injured when nine coaches of 12220 Secunderabad-Mumbai Duroonto Express train derailed near Gulbarga in Prakasam distrit of Karnataka.
The train departed from Hyderabad and is going to Pune and the train derailed at Mathur village station which is about 20 kms from Kalburgi.
The incident took place in the wee hours of Saturday at around 2 am at Martur village station in Gulbarga district which is near the Maharashtra-Karnataka border.
The Maharashtra Govt launched rescue and relief operations immediately after the accident and the injured have been shifted to Solapur Government Hospital in Maharashtra.
Two rescue teams have been dispatched immediately one from Hyderabad and another from Mumbai to the spot by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Technical equipment was carried by the team in order to pull the passenger who were trapped in the compartments.
Meanwhile, Railways announced ex-gratia relief of Rs two lakh to the next of kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 to injured, and Rs 25,000 to those with simple injuries.
Some trains have been partially cancelled and some were fully cancelled by the railways in this route due to the derailment.The trains that were fully cancelled are Raichur-Bijapur passenger train (Train No. 57134 ) scheduled to leave Raichur at 07.00 hrs.
Partially cancelled trains were Falaknuma-Gulbarga passenger train (Train No. 57660) which left Falaknuma on Saturday has been short terminated at Chittapur station and partially cancelled between Chittapur-Gulbarga.
The Indian railways also issued operationalized helpline number.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus 022-22694040
Lokmanya Tilak Terminus 022-25280005
Union railways Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an immediate enquiry on the incident. He also tweeted saying “Saddened by Duranto accident. Ordered enquiry. Immediate medical relief’& other assistance rushed. Chairman Rail board asked to rush. 7 coaches unaffected by the accident have left the site with the passengers.”