Muzaffarnagar: Helpline number for stranded, injured in Utkal Express derail tragedy

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"14 coaches got derailed". However, there was no official confirmation from the Railways.

In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said that top priority was being accorded to ensure prompt rescue and relief work. The accident took place around 5:45pm.

UP Police also shared helpline numbers in a tweet. Senior administrative, police and railway officers are on the spot to monitor rescue and relief operation. This could cause the casualties to increase in number.

NDRF team had also rushed to the spot to assist in the relief and rescue operations, officials here said.

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

The Railways and the UP government are "doing everything possible and providing all assistance required in the wake of the train derailment", the Prime Minister added. According to available information, many people have died in the accident and several others have been injured. Besides, 35 ambulances, bread, butter, 1,000 food packets, additional private and state-run buses were being arranged, officials said.

"Sad incident, injured passengers will be given complete treatment". Railway Minister said, he is also in close touch with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and district administration of the State to coordinate rescue and relief operations.

President Ram Nath Kovind also expressed grief over the incident. A team of Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh has been sent to the accident site to ascertain if there is a terror link to the derailment.

Four NDRF teams are being rushed to the accident site - three from Ghaziabad and one from Delhi.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 Lakh for those who lost their lives, Rs 50,000 for the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for people with minor injuries.

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