The region, where accident took place, does not have good road connectivity. Relief and rescue teams have been rushed to the spot from Varanasi and Lucknow, a senior official said.
"We have directed the district magistrate to provide essential medical services. All nearby hospitals have been alerted to provide timely medical aid to the affected people", ADG Railways Gurdarshan Singh said, adding directives have also been issued to make arrangement of water tankers and eatables for those stranded at the spot.
Image: Officials inspect the wreckage of the Doon Express, a passenger train which derailed in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Thursday, May 31, 2012.