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Goods train derails in Odisha, no casualty reported

Around 14 Open Wagons Derailed On Down Line Near Banabihari Gwalipur PH Railway Station, 45 Km From Cuttack And 38 Km From Paradeep.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vivek Arya | Updated on: 24 Nov 2017, 11:40:01 AM
Goods train derails in Odisha, no casualty reported (Source: ANI)

New Delhi:

A Paradeep-Cuttack goods train on Friday derailed between Goraknath and Raghunathpur in Odisha, the officials said.

Speaking to PTI, JP Mishra, spokesperson, East Coast Railway said that no casualty was reported in the accident which occurred at around 5.55 am.

The train was plying towards Cuttack carrying coal from Paradeep, he said. Around 14 open wagons derailed on down line near Banabihari Gwalipur PH Railway Station, 45 km from Cuttack and 38 km from Paradeep.

The derailment was first noticed by a guard who informed the nearest station. Relief trains and crane were deployed after immediately after the control room was informed about the incident.

General Manager Umesh Singh ordered Khurda Road Division to set up an inquiry committee and submit a detailed report.

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“All aspects of the accident, circumstances and reasons, including fixing up of clear responsibility, is to be mentioned in the inquiry report. DRM/KHURDA Road Braj Mohan Agarwal is nominating an inquiry committee just now,” Mishra said.

After a detailed site inspection, it was decided that 12 of the 14 wagons would be thrown off the track with the help of cranes. Two wagons would be re-railed on the track.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 24 Nov 2017, 11:37:21 AM

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