Meanwhile, railway minister Piyush Goyal has ordered an inquiry by Commissioner Railway Safety, Northern Circle, to find the cause of the accident.CM Yogi Adityanath announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for injured passengers.
The derailment has affected the Rae Bareli-Pratapgarh route. At least 13 trains were cancelled or short terminated/originated on Wednesday. Prominent among these include Lucknow-Allahabad Ganga Gomti Express and Lucknow-Varanasi Intercity and passenger trains. Ganga Gomti Express, Kanpur-Pratapgarh Express and Bareilly-Prayag Express will remain cancelled on Thursday also.
Besides, 19 trains were diverted. These included Nauchandi Express, Marudhar Express, Lucknow-Yashvantpur Superfast Express, Varanasi-New Delhi KV Express, Punjab Mail, Triveni Express, Padmavat Express, Dehradun-Varanasi Express, Bhopal-Pratapgarh Express and Udyog Nagri Express.
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