Petrol tanker derails on Delhi-Kanpur rail route

Lucknow, August 22, 2011

Normal train services on the busy New Delhi-Kanpur route have been affected following derailment of three wagons and the engine of a goods train near Bhaupur station under North-Central railway today.

No one was injured in the incident, railway sources said here.

According to railway officials the empty petrol tanker train was on its way to New Delhi when the derailment occured this afternoon between Kanpur and Etawah.

A rescue and relief train from Kanpur has rushed to the spot and repair works have started.

Several trains have been detained at different stations due to the accident.

Officials said that the UP track was totally damaged due to the accident but trains were being passed through the Down track. The tracks would be repaired later tonight, the sources added.


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