The report of the Commission of Railway Safety (CRS) released Tuesday suggested the reason behind the derailment was that it was given a green signal despite the point failure.
A preliminary enquiry into the derailment of the New Farakka Express has indicated that it went off the tracks as a mechanical installation which guides trains from one track to the other had failed to respond, according to a report.
The Northern Railways on Thursday suspended two officials after an initial probe indicated that wrong signalling led to the derailment of New Delhi-bound New Farakka Express in which five people were killed and 30 injured.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognisance of the train derailment, and directed the district magistrate, police and health authorities to provide all possible relief and rescue.
Seven people were killed and about 20 others injured after five coaches of Delhi-bound MLDT NDLS Express derailed near Harchandpur area of Rae Bareli district in Uttar Pradesh early on Wednesday, officials said.