NEW DELHI, OCT 10: Six persons were killed on Wednesday after nine coaches and the engine of an express train heading to New Delhi from Malda town in West Bengal derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the family of those killed.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed.
The toll is expected to rise with two more trapped inside the coaches, who are feared dead. "I have ordered inquiry into the accident which will be conducted by Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) of Northen circle," Goyal said in a statement here. - IANS