Vasco Da Gama Exp derailment, Yogi announces ex- gratia

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While no casualty was recorded in the Odisha derailment, where a Paradeep-Cuttack goods train jumped the tracks, at least three people died and nine sustained injuries in the Chitrakoot incident. The officials, on the condition of anonymity, said that prima facie a fractured railway track led to the accident.

# Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to kin of dead in Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailment, Rs 1 lakh for those with grevious injured and 50,000 for those injured. Fourteen of the train's coaches derailed one after another when the train was crossing Manikpur station.

Meanwhile, Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani has rushed to the accident site.

The Minister tweeted, "Immediate rescue and relief operations started and an inquiry ordered into the derailment of Vasco De Gama - Patna Express at Manikpur, UP. My honest condolences to the families of the deceased".

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Chitrakoot Superintendent of Police Pratap Gopendra Singh said a father-son duo - Golu (6) and his father Deepak Kumar (30) - from Bettiah district of Bihar died on the spot.

Also people suffered minor injuries will receive Rs 50,000 each, the Ministry of Railways announced.

The third person succumbed to his injuries later. Anil Saxena, Railway spokesperson, said medical relief is being provided to the injured. "All the injured were shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment". The engine of the Jammu-Patna Archana Express separated twice from the train near Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

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