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Rajya Rani Express derailment: Railways announces Rs.50,000 compensation

SNS | New Delhi |

At least 10 people were injured when eight coaches of the Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in UP on Saturday morning.

As per reports from the Ministry of Railways, the incident took place at 8:15 am between Mundapandey and Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.

Police personnel rushed to the spot after the incident and the rescue operation is underway. No casualties have been reported so far.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath has announced compensation of Rs.50,000 each for seriously injured and Rs.25,000 each to injured in the train accident.

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered enquiry to look into the causes of the accident and said he is personally monitoring the situation. The Ministry of Railways has announced compensation of Rs.50,000 to those injured in Rajya Rani Express derailment.

He said that strict action will be taken against any lapse.