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Padmawat Express derails near Ghaziabad, route disrupted

LUCKNOW || Clearing of the tracks and removing the eight derailed coaches of the Delhi-Faizabad 14206 Padmavat Express) began on Monday morning, police said. The train had derailed between Kakather and Gadhmukteshwar in Hapur on Sunday night.

bhThe derailed coaches included two sleepr, four air-conditioned coaches, the guard coach and SLR coach, a railway official informed IBM. Following the derailment traffic on the the busy rail route has been disrupted. On Monday railmen were trying to clear the track at the earliest, officials added.

More than 100 passengers have suffered minor injuries in the accident. The train also decoupled soon after the derailment and the engine along with 11 coaches went ahead while the eight bogies that were derailed were dragged for a few hundred metres and then they slipped off the track and turtled.

The speed of the train was 90kmph when the accident took place. The tracks have also been ripped apart due to the impact of the derailment. Officials say a probe has been ordered into the reasons that led to the derailment.