12 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

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12 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Postby rajesh » Aug 19th, '17, 18:08

On today evening,12 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. At least 20 people have died and over 50 injured. Accident took place around 5.46 p.m in Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik expressed concern at the loss of life in derailment of Puri-Haridwar Kalinga-Utkal Express. He announced Rs. 5 lakh ex-gratia to the keen of any Odia passenger found dead in the mishap and Rs 50,000/ ex-gratia to the injured persons.

12 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

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Re: 12 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Postby B_Sahoo » Aug 22nd, '17, 18:08

The whole incident happened only due to the negligence of railway staff. It is very traumatic. In this accident 20 people killed and 90 got injured.
The railway staff carried out the unscheduled repair. Some fish plates and nuts/bolts at the track joints had not been fixed and the gap widened after passing of five coaches.( Fish plates are metal or wooden strips that hold the rails together.) This caused the derailment of train.

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