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Two Dead, 28 Injured After 15 Coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer Express Derail in Kanpur

Kanpur IG Zaki Ahmed also informed that the rescue operation is over as all injured have been rescued. Three persons are critically injured. Sniffer dogs are at the spot.
Two persons died and at least 28 persons were left injured as 15 coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer Express train derailed in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Photo: Akhilesh Rastogi (Network 18)
ADG PRO Railway Anil Saxena informed that 15 coaches of the train number 12988 have been derailed, starting from coach number 6 to 20. Photo: Akhilesh Rastogi (Network 18)
The incident happened near Rura-Metha railway station in Kanpur Dehat district around 5.20 AM on Wednesday, confirmed Indian Railways. Photo: Akhilesh Rastogi (Network 18)
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted, “Personally monitoring the situation in wake of unfortunate derailment of Sealdah-Ajmer express near Kanpur.” Photo: Akhilesh Rastogi (Network 18)