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Railways official suspended for Patna-Vasco Da Gama train derailment

PTI
Published : Nov 28, 2017, 3:14 pm IST
Updated : Nov 28, 2017, 5:05 pm IST

The reason behind accident will be discovered after probe but initial investigation suggests that derailment happened due to rail fracture.

Thirteen coaches of the Patna-bound passenger train had derailed near Manikpur Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: PTI)
 Thirteen coaches of the Patna-bound passenger train had derailed near Manikpur Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Tuesday suspended a senior section officer in-charge of tracks in connection with the November 24 derailment of the Vasco Da Gama Express which left three passengers dead.

Thirteen coaches of the Patna-bound passenger train had derailed near Manikpur Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh.

 

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"A permanent way inspector, also called a senior section officer, Rajesh Verma, who was in-charge of Manikpur has been suspended over the incident pending investigation", railway spokesperson Anil Saxena said.

While the real reason behind the accident will be ascertained only after a probe by the Commissioner of Railway Safety, initial investigations suggested that a rail fracture led to the derailment.

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