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Kanpur, April 20 : At least three people were injured on Saturday after 12 coaches of the Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur, railway officials said.

The accident took place at 12.52 a.m. in Rooma, 15 km from Kanpur.

The 12 coaches comprised 10 passenger coaches, one pantry and the power car, according to the officials. Four coaches capsized following the derailment.

The train was running at a speed of 100 km per hour. The cause of the derailment is yet to be ascertained.

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has reached the spot for rescue operations.

Railway Ministry spokesperson Smita Vats Sharma in Delhi said: "No casualties, no serious injuries. All the passengers have been evacuated. An Accident Relief Train (ART) and Accident Relief Medical Equipment (ARME) were dispatched to the accident site. The main route has been impacted due to the derailment."

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