Livebharath:Kanpur: 62 passengers were injured when 15 coaches of the Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailed though it was crossing a bridge near Rura Railway Station in Kanpur Rural district.
This is the second rail accident in the region in two months.
The accident happened at 5.30 AM when 13 sleeper coaches and two general compartments of the Ajmer-bound train ‘12987’ from Sealdah in West Bengal jumped the track on the bridge over a dry canal nearly 70 km from here.
Two of the coaches fell into the canal but as there was not much water, it prevented a major calamity.
There were unconfirmed reports that the railway guard was among those injured.
Rescue operations are over with all passengers pulled out the derailed coaches.