Chureb railway station in Sant Kabirnagar district – Gorakhpur Express accident
Gorakhdham Express going from Delhi to Gorakhpur rammed into a stationary goods train near Khalilabad in Uttar Pradesh on 26 May 2014. In the accident, six bogies were derailed and it is feared that at least 20 people have died and 70 were injured.
Cause of the accident
Gorakhdham express train came on the same track as the stationary freight train near Chureb Railway Station at the Sant Kabirnagar district. Dead bodies were brought out from the damaged coaches of the train. The damaged coaches in the accident include four general coaches, one sleeper and one AC.
The Railways has ordered an inquiry into the region of the accident and announced compensation for the dead and injured ones. As per the announcement, one lakh rupees will be given to the families of deceased ones, whereas 50000 rupees will be given to those who are seriously injured. People with simple injuries will be granted 10000 rupees each.
Chronology of some rail accidents in 2014
• 4 May 2014: six bogies of Diva-Sawantwadi passenger train derailed in the Konkan Railway route in Raigad district of Maharashtra. In this accident at least 20 people were killed and 120 were injured
• 17 February 2014: ten coaches of Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Lakshadweep Mangala Express train were derailed at Ghoti near Igatpuri in Nashik district. In this derailment, at least three were killed and more than 37 wetter injured.
• 8 January 2014: three sleeper coaches of Bandra Dehradun Express were gutted in fire between Dahanu Road and Gholvad station near Surat. At least five people were killed in the incident.
Who: Gorakhdham Express
Where: near Khalilabad in UP
When: 26 May 2014