Seven coaches of Mahakoshal Express have derailed near Kulpahar, a town in Uttar Pradesh around 270 km from state capital Lucknow, early this morning. Eyewitnesses present at the spot said around 18 people have been injured and rescue operations are underway. Six people have been seriously injured and have been admitted in hospital. The rest received minor injuries. Among the derailed coaches are four air conditioned and three general compartments.
The train was on way to Delhi from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. The railway police and the administration officials have reached the spot, sources said.