Eight coaches of the Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed on Saturday morning.
The incident took place at 8:15am between Rampur and Mundapanda near a bridge over the Koshi river. The accident happened between Mundapandey and Rampur railway stations, Northern railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said.
He said while two passengers have been injured there was no casualty in the accident. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an enquiry to ascertain causes behind the accident.
“Personally monitoring situation.Directed senior officers to rush to the spot.Ensure speedy relief and rescue operations(sic),” he wrote on tweeter. He said strict action will be taken against those found guilty.
Moradabad Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) has reached the spot to oversee the rescue and relief operations. A medical team has also reached, Sharma said. Earlier, police officials in Rampur had said 15 passengers were injured and rushed to hospital.
Scores of local passengers were stranded at Bareilly Junction as Aligarh passenger train among many other trains were cancelled. Commuters created ruckus as many demanded refund of tickets while others ran from pillar to post to enquire about alternate arrangements to commute.