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Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha will inspect the derailment site with senior officials, Prabhu tweeted.

- The incident took place around 5:50 pm. According to ABP News, one of the coaches might have crashed into a nearby house and there are chances that people living in that house might have been injured.

It is feared that some passengers might have been trapped under the bogies. "Arvind Kumar to get in touch with the Muzaffarnagar District Magistrate to supervise the relief and rescue operations", CM Yogi Adityanath said.

The numbers are: 0131-2436918, 0131-2436103 and 0131- 2436564.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he is "extremely pained" by the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar, which left several killed and many injured.

"An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident". The reason behind the accident is still not clear yet.

Prabhu announced ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for those who lost their lives, Rs 50,000 for seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for people with minor injuries in the unfortunate accident.

The derailment could affect movement of trains on the busy Northern Railway route. He said he was personally monitoring the situation and strict action will be taken in case of any lapse.

"I have asked the BJP Muzaffarnagar unit to join the rescue operation and help the people in need", Shah tweeted.

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav too took to Twitter to share his empathy with the families of the victims.

Suresh Prabhu has also announced compensation for the deceased and injured.

Adityanath has directed two of his ministers - Suresh Rana and Satish Mahana - to reach the site to expedite rescue and relief operations.


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