New Delhi, July 10 : Joining the rescue operations, Army today despatched two columns, one each from Kanpur and Allahabad, with relief assistance troops, medical teams and equipment to the Kalka Mail accident site near Malwa station in Uttar Pradesh.
At least 35 people were killed and over 200 injured when 15 bogies of a speeding Delhi-bound Kalka Mail derailed near the station in UP today in the worst train accident this year.
Rescue workers have not been able to enter two of the bogies as 15 bogies of the train derailed out of which 10 are in bad shape.
According to an Army official, teams of engineers with plant cutting devices and other equipment have moved to the site to help rescue people trapped in bogies. The derailment took place at 12.20 PM when the packed train from Howrah reached near Malwa station, nearly 120 kms from Lucknow.
Minister of state for Railways K H Muniappa has also rushed to the site to oversee the rescue relief operations, a railway spokesperson said. PTI