New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Mukul Roy has said that sabotage cannot be ruled out in the Doon Express accident near Mahrawa station in Jaunpur district in Uttar Pradesh. A total of five bogies of the 18-coach Doon Express derailed killing at least five people and injuring 12 others.
The Railway Minister also ordered a high-level enquiry into the incident, terming the accident as unfortunate.
"Relief and rescue operations are on. I am also going to the accident site," said Roy, adding that a compensation of Rs 5 lakh would be given to the relatives of the deceased and Rs one lakh for the seriously injured.
Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also demanded a probe into the incident pointing that it happened on a day when a nation-wide bandh had been enforced by NDA and Left parties.
Meanwhile, Railways issued a statement saying that sleeper coaches S6, S7, S8 and SE jumped the track and tilted while S9 and two second-class bogies got derailed.
Helpline numbers: At site: 9794833823, Shahganj: 09794830695, main control Lucknow: 0522-2234525, 0522-2234530, Varanasi junction: 0542-2504655 Lucknow: 0522-2234533, Howrah: 033-26413660, 033-26402241, 033-26402242, 033-26402243, Faizabad: 05278 220284, Hajipur: 06224-273293, Dhanbad: 0326-2205284, Mugalsarai: 05412-253255, Howrah: 033-26413660, 26402241, 26402242, 264022413, Bandel: 033-26316377, Bardhaman: 034-22561601, Srirampur: 033-26523070