Gorakhdham Express accident as crashes into goods train: 20 deaths and 100 injured

Lucknow, 26 May-2014(ANI): At least 20 people are feared dead after Gorakhdham Express crashed into a stationary goods train at Chureb railway station in Sant Kabir Nagar in Uttar Pradesh on Monday morning.

Gorakhdham Express accident as crashes into goods train: 20  deaths and 100 injured


Image: DD News

The express train, traveling from Gorakhpur to Hisar via New Delhi, crashed into the goods train on platform no 1 of the station.

District magistrate Bharat Lal told reporters that at least 20 people are feared dead and 50 others are injured.

A relief train from Gorakhpur is on way to the accident site. he district administration, involved in the rescue and relief operation, confirmed death of five people. It said the number of casualties could be higher.

The accident took place near Khalilabad railway station. Six bogies of the Express train were derailed. Senior railway officials have rushed to the spot.

Gorakhdham Express accident Helpline numbers:

05222635639, 05222288890, 05512204893

Further details are awaited.