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Railways announces ex-gratia for those injured in derailment

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017,16:26 IST By anju A A A

New Delhi | Railways announced ex-gratia payment of Rs 50,000 in case of grievous injury and Rs 25,000 for those with minor injuries in the Mahakaushal Express derailment today.

While the UP ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary said 52 passengers were injured in the mishap, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said 21 were injured, including one seriously.

Railways has ordered an inquiry into the derailment of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express in the wee hours today near Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh.

Prima facie, a crack in the rail tracks seems to be the cause of the derailment.

The mishap disrupted rail traffic on the route with services of 14 trains disrupted, railway officials said.

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