The Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express was travelling from Prayagraj to New Delhi.Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh: Thirteen people have been injured after 12 coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur today.Coaches of the train travelling from Prayagraj to Delhi derailed at about 1 AM near Rooma village, about 15 kilometers from Kanpur. Visuals from the spot show the damaged coaches. About 15 ambulances were at the spot to take injured passengers to the hospital.Indian Railways spokesperson Smita Vats Sharma told ANI that an “Accident Relief Train” and medical equipment have been sent to the accident site. The main route has been impacted due to derailment. All long distance trains running from towards Delhi from the east have been delayed.The police are supervising rescue operations. A 45-member team from the National Disaster Response Force is also at the spot. “Rescue operation is underway. No casualties have been reported till now. Buses are being arranged to take passengers to Kanpur Central. Railway authorities have said that they are arranging a train for passengers from Kanpur to Delhi,” Kanpur District Magistrate Vijay Vishwas Pant was quoted as saying by ANI.(With inputs from ANI)Get the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on ndtv.com/elections. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the 2019 Indian general elections.
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