Eleven coaches of Mumbai- Lucknow Lokmanya Tilak Express derailed on Sunday, 21st May, but fortunately the tragedy was averted as the train was moving at a slow pace.
No casualties were reported though some passengers received minor injuries, an official said.
“At around 2.00 pm today, 11 coaches of the Mumbai- Lucknow Lokmanya Tilak Express derailed when it arrived at the platform number 3 of Unnao station. Since the train’s speed was slow, a bigger tragedy has been averted. All the passengers are safe,” Superintendent of Police, Unnao, Neha Pandey said.
She said that all the passengers were provided food and water. Also, alternate arrangements were being made to send the passengers to their respective destinations.
The police official also added that a team of the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) was expected to arrive for examining the accident spot.
“Photography and videography of the spot is being done. A team of UP ATS is likely to arrive at the spot from Lucknow,” Pandey said.
However some passengers sustained minor injuries while coming out of the train as the incident came as a shock to them, a police official said. The railway track where the derailment took place has also been damaged.