Kanpur: A Patna-bound Express train made an unscheduled stop at Fafoond railway station in Auraiya district after a pregnant passenger complained of labour pain. In the process, a coach of the Sampoorna Kranti Express, which was coming from Delhi, derailed. However, no injuries to any passenger was reported.
Amit Malviya, PRO, Northern Central Railways said that the pregnant woman, sitting in S-10 coach of the train, had complained of labour pain on Saturday night and her husband subsequently informed the staff. A team of doctors was arranged at the Fafoond railway station after which the train was ordered to make an unscheduled stop, he said.
The train driver was directed to put the train in loop line. In the process, the S-10 coach derailed from the tracks resulting in panic among the passengers. The pregnant woman was taken out safely and she delivered her baby in a district hospital. Both the mother and the baby are stable.
The other passengers were shifted to various coaches of the train, which started running again without the derailed coach after two hours, he said. Rail traffic was stopped on the Delhi-Howrah up line.
Normal traffic was restored on the down line after 2 am, he said, adding that a team of senior railway officers has reached Fafoond railway station and investigation has started in the matter.