STORY: At least five people died and 30 were injured on Wednesday (October 10) when a passenger train derailed in north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Rescue operations are currently underway at the site.
The accident took place in Harchandpur town of Rae Bareli district of the state. The train was travelling from West Bengal’s Malda town to Indian capital New Delhi.
According to reports, the incident happened earlier in the morning and it will take another 24-36 hours to clear out the site.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced 200,000 rupees ($2693) ex-gratia to the next of the kin of the deceased and 50,000 rupees ($673.45) compensation for those with serious injuries.