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Uttar Pradesh: Eight coaches of Mahakaushal Express derail near Mahoba, 9 injured

Eight coaches of the Jabalpur- Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express derailed in the early hours on Thursday near Mahoba station in Uttar Pradesh.

Early reports said that around nine passengers of the Delhi-bound train were injured in the incident which took place at 2:07 AM, according to the Chief Public Relations Officer, North Central Railway.

The official said an accident relief train has also been rushed to the site and the injured have been given first-aid.

Senior officials, including the general manager of North Central Railway M C Chauhan, have rushed to site and rescue operations are on.

The cause of derailment is yet to be ascertained.

Railway officials have started helplines at Jhansi, Gwalior, Banda and Nizamuddin stations to disseminate information to relatives of the passengers.