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Kanpur train accident toll mounts to 149, search operation called off

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India TV News Desk, Kanpur [Published on:22 Nov 2016, 15:20:32]

The death toll in Sunday’s Indore-Patna Express derailment in Kanpur rose to 149.

"Out of the total 149 deaths, 125 dead bodies have been identified and out of 182 injured persons, 64 are seriously injured," Additional Director General Media, Ministry of Home Affairs, KS Dhatwalia said here on Tuesday.

Rescue teams called off their search operation after pulling out 25 more bodies from the mangled coaches of the Indore-Patna Express that had derailed near Pukhrayan station, about 60 km from Kanpur city.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had on Monday informed the Lok Sabha that a forensic probe has been ordered in the Kanpur rail tragedy.

"There shall be separate comprehensive investigation aided by latest technical and forensic analysis by an appropriate agency to look into all possible angles," Prabhu said.

The Minister said that strictest action would be taken against those responsible.

The worst hit coaches were - S1, S2, S3 and S4. This was the worst train accident in the country after the May 2010 disaster in West Bengal involving Gyaneshwari Express in which some 170 people were killed. 

 

Kanpur train accident toll mounts to 149- India Tv
Kanpur train accident toll mounts to 149