13 sacked for Utkal Ex­press de­rail­ment

The Hindu - - NATION -

The rail­way ad­min­is­tra­tion on Wed­nes­day ter­mi­nated the ser­vices of 13 em­ploy­ees of the Khatauli sta­tion for the de­rail­ment of Utkal Ex­press in Ut­tar Pradesh on Au­gust 19. Over 24 peo­ple were killed and 154 in­jured when the Utkal Ex­press de­railed af­ter it was al­lowed to cross a track that was be­ing re­paired. Those who were re­moved were 11 track­men, a ju­nior en­gi­neer and a ham­mer man. They were found to have com­mit­ted “se­ri­ous lapse dur­ing duty.”

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