Shaktipunj Express Derailment: 7 Coaches Derail In UP’s Sonbhadra

Shaktipunj Express Derailment

Now wonder why such tragedies are taking place only we know that government need to do something about this. Shaktipunj Express Derailment took place in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. Reportedly, 7 coaches of the Jabalpur- bound Shaktipunj Express derailed today. 

According to Railway ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena, “The accident occurred at around 6:25 AM and we have already cleared out the site,” He added, “All passengers were put on the remaining coaches and by 7:28 AM all of them had left the spot. All of them are safe and no one was injured in the accident.”

As the train was running at a speed of 40 km/hr, no one got injured when this incident took place. We can only imagine how much damage this disastrous situation could have made if the speed was fast. Once again people are frightened to travel via train as this is the third time such derailment in Uttar Pradesh occurred in less than a month.

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Recalling the past rail tragedies, on August 19, the Utkal Express had derailed in the district of Muzaffarnagar. The incident killed 22 people and 156 were reportedly injured. After three days, on August 23, Kaifiyat Express train derailment took place and about 100 passengers were wounded severely when 10 coaches of the train derailed in Auraiya district.

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The good news is that, no casualties have been reported up till now. But this has raised a big question; Is Railways Getting Worst In India?

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