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Derailment death toll seven; Five still critical

Rescue work in progress on Saturday, after the Delhi-bound Mandore Express derailed in Bassi town near Jaipur. Photo: Special Arrangement

Rescue work in progress on Saturday, after the Delhi-bound Mandore Express derailed in Bassi town near Jaipur. Photo: Special Arrangement   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

With the recovery of one more body of a Delhi resident, the death toll in the derailment of Delhi-bound Mandore Express rose to seven today, a railway spokesman said.

Limbs, collected from the scene of the accident on Saturday, were pieced together and the body was identified as that of Dipendra Singh, hailing from Delhi, the spokesman said.

Fifteen carriages of the passenger train had jumped the tracks near Bassi towm, some 40-km from here, killing six and injuring 19.

Post mortem on the all the bodies had been conducted and their relatives informed, the spokesman said.

Besides Dipendra Singh, the others killed in the train accident were Sonal Singh, also of Delhi, Avdesh Kumar Singh, Ankur Tyagi, Mandeep Singh Kohli, Sudesh Kumar and Ujjawal Vadhava.

The injured were undergoing treatment at SMS hospital in the city where the condition of five of them was described as critical.

Ana Elizabeth, a national of New Zealand, was among the injured.

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