New Farakka Express derailment: Two officials suspended

New Farakka Express derailment: Two officials suspended

Cranes remove the train from the site of the accident where eight coaches and engine of the New Farakka Express train derailed near Raebareli, Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018. At least six people were killed in the accident. (PTI Photo)

Railways suspended two officials on Thursday over the derailment of the New Farakka Express, senior officials said.

The officials said that the signal inspector and the electrical signal maintainer were suspended to facilitate the probe.

"The indications are that the cause of the accident was prima facie wrong signalling. We have suspended the two on the recommendation of the chief commissioner railway safety to ensure that no evidence is tampered with," a senior official of the railways said.

Five people died and at least 30 were injured when the New Farakka Express derailed near Rae Bareilly on Wednesday.