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Rail traffic resumes on Lucknow line

Normal movement of trains resumed on the Lucknow-Varanasi section of Northern Railway after debris was removed from the spot where Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express train derailed near Bachrawan Railway Station, officials said on Saturday.

About 38 people were killed and 150 were injured when the train’s engine and two adjoining coaches derailed as the diver apparently overshot a signal because of a possible brake failure.  

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police and district police assisted the railway and local authorities in the rescue work. Police said the injured have been sent to different hospitals in Rae Bareli and Lucknow. While 37 injured passengers were under treatment in Lucknow, six others were admitted in the district hospital here.

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