Additional Director General (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said the derailment occurred due to a fracture in the railway tracks.
Meanwhile, Piyush Goyal, Railway Minister has announced the compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to people who died in the derailment and Rs 1 lakh for those with grievous injuries.
In yet another unfortunate incident, an Indian train derailed in Uttar Pradesh (UP) early on Friday morning, 24th November, 2017.
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"Immediate rescue and relief operations started and an inquiry ordered into the derailment of Vasco De Gama-Patna Express at Manikpur, UP". He also ordered an enquiry by the commissioner of railway safety.
The deceased included a six-year-old boy and his father. The minister also tweeted, expressing grief and sending condolences to the victims and their families. The UP government announced help of Rs 2 lakh to the family of each deceased, Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries. At 7.19 pm on Thursday, a local train hit a Bolero at an unmanned level crossing near Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, killing four people and injuring two at Matha Bhusunda village, an official said.
The injured have been admitted to the district hospital in Chitrakoot and the condition of two of them is said to be serious. The third passenger died at a hospital. Anil Saxena, Railway spokesperson, said medical relief is being provided to the injured. The engine of the Jammu-Patna Archana Express separated twice from the train near Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.