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Old 07-11-2011, 08:25 PM
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...ow/9191194.cms
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ALLAHABAD: Several entrapped passengers, including a woman in her early 20s of the ill-fated Kalka Mail which derailed at Malwa Railway Station in Fatehpur district of UP, were dramatically rescued and provided emergency medical aid by the Army Rescue and Relief Columns from Alla11ALT2.TIMpur.

Among those rescued was a man in his 30s for whom the Army had to take the unenviable decision to amputate his hand to relieve him of the unrelenting, vice like grip that his mangled bogey had on him.

As soon as the Army authorities received information, troops of the Red Eagle Division mobilised within one hour and rushed to the site. Immediately on arrival, these robust and determined troops set to work, painstakingly cutting through steel and mangled bogies with the specialized electric and gas cutting equipment carried by them. Extra care was taken to ensure that the trapped passengers were not injured during this difficult and hazardous extrication. As many as 50 mortal remains of those who had unfortunately perished were also pulled out. Many coaches were addressed laboriously and methodically in this manner and several lucky passengers were rescued alive from the wreck.

Catering to the emergency, a Mobile Army Hospital was quickly established at the Malwa railway station itself. Seven ambulances, five doctors along with several medical personnel rendered life saving aid and resuscitation, including emergency surgery. Overall close to 200 Army personnel were deployed. Facilities for drinking water were also provided to the distressed passengers. Other specialist equipment like JCB, cranes were also pressed into service. Detailed coordination with railways and other civil administrative authorities was carried out.Helicopters are also on standby for further rescue.

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http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/ka...n-delhi-118216

Kalka Mail accident: 69 dead, rescue operation over

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Updated: July 11, 2011 12:52 IST

New Delhi: The devastating Kalka Mail accident has now claimed 69 lives. At least 150 passengers have been injured in the accident. (In pics: Kalka Mail derails in UP)

The rescue operation, has, meanwhile, ended. The rescue workers faced extreme difficulty in reaching the last coach of the New Delhi-Howrah Kalka Mail that derailed on Sunday.

Nearly hundred Armymen were pressed into service with medical supplies being rushed to the area.

The train was on its way to New Delhi from Howrah, with 1,200 passengers on board when 15 bogies of the train derailed near Malwan station in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur district on Sunday. (Watch: Family members search for their loved ones)

Railway authorities said the train was travelling at a top speed of 108 kilometres per hour, when it derailed near Malwan railway station. HC Joshi, North Central Railway General Manager, said, "The exact cause of the derailment has not been ascertained as we are busy in rescue operations." He added a probe has been ordered into the accident.

A Special train carrying 165 passengers of New Delhi-Howrah Kalka Mail reached Delhi this morning. The rescue train departed from Malwan Railway Station last evening to bring survivors to the capital.

All the injured passengers were rushed to Kanpur hospital. Two relief trains, one from Kanpur and the other from Allahabad comprising of medical teams, cutting equipment, cranes, engineers were at Malwan to assist in the rescue operations. Due to the derailment, 13 trains were cancelled and 25 others diverted along the Allahabad-Kanpur section.

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh expressed shock and instructed Minister of State (MoS), Railways, K H Munniyappa, to visit the accident site and provide all resources for the rescue operation.

An inquiry by the Commissioner of Railway Safety has been ordered into the derailment. Union Minister of State (MoS) for Railways, Mukul Roy, announced that the families of the dead would be paid an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh, the seriously injured would receive Rs 1 lakh each.

Railway Helpline Numbers:

New Delhi: 011-23342954 , 23341074
Allahabad: 0532-2407353, 2408128
Fatehpur: 05180-222025, 222026, 222436
Kanpur: 0512-2323015, 2323016, 2323018
Khurja: 05738-253084, 253085
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For a second I thought it read : Kalka Mail train accident kills 63,250. That train got wrecked to shit, sucks those people had to wait for help.

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