3 killed in train derailment in UP

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Meanwhile, Piyush Goyal, Railway Minister has announced the compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to people who died in the derailment and Rs 1 lakh for those with grievous injuries. "My honest condolences to the families of the deceased", Mr Goyal said in a tweet.

He also announced ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the kin of the deceased, Rs one lakh for the grievously injured and Rs 50,000 to those who have sustained minor injuries.

Derailed coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna express near Manikpur railway station on Friday.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today expressed grief over the death of passengers in a train derailment in Chitrakoot district.

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The chief minister directed officials to ensure adequate and speedy treatment of the injured, an official release said. He could not be identified immediately.

He had earlier said, "We have setup helpline numbers, rescue and relief operations are underway".

The injured have been admitted to the district hospital in Chitrakoot and the condition of two of them is said to be serious. The incident has disrupted the movement of trains on the Patna-Allahabad route. The engine of the Jammu-Patna Archana Express separated twice from the train near Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

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. In August, 23 passengers were killed and 150 injured when the Utkal Kalinga Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh.

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