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LIVE: Sealdah-Ajmer Express train derails between Rura-Metha near Kanpur; 2 dead, 65 injured

Kanpur: At least 2 people died and over 65 were injured after Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailed between Rura-Metha near Kanpur on Wednesday. Rescue and relief operations are underway. Here are all the LIVE updates:-

– SP Rura and Kanpur Dehat DM at accident spot: Daljeet Chaudhary (ADG Law & Order) 

– 2 dead after 15 coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer Express train derailed near Kanpur (UP), confirms Zaki Ahmad, Kanpur IG

– Ex-gratia will be paid to injured. All passengers are being provided with necessary assistance to ensure least inconvenience: Rail minister Suresh Prabhu

– As per preliminary reports 15 coaches of the train got derailed. The first 5 and last 3 coaches were intact: Anil Saxena, Indian Railways spokesperson

– Rescue and relief operations underway: Anil Saxena

– Thorough investigation will be carried out to ascertain the cause: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

Source: Zee News