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Seven coaches of Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express go off-track in Uttar Pradesh, no injuries reported

At Least Seven Coaches Of Howrah-Jabalpur -Shaktipunj Express Train Derailed On Thursday Morning In Sonbhadra District Of Uttar Pradesh. No Casualities Have Been Reported So Far And All Stranded Passengers Have Been Shifted To Non-derailed Coaches Of The Train.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 07 Sep 2017, 09:38:59 AM

New Delhi:

At least seven coaches of Howrah-Jabalpur -Shaktipunj Express train derailed on Thursday morning in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. No casualities have been reported so far and all stranded passengers have been shifted to non-derailed coaches of the train.

"The accident occurred at around 6:25 AM and we have already cleared out the site," Railway ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena said.

"All passengers were put on the remaining coaches and by 7:28 AM all of them had left the spot. All of them are safe and no one was injured in the accident," he said.

The train was running at a speed of about 40 km/hr which, officials say prevented any injuries when the incident occurred.

This is the third such derailment in the state in less than a month.

On September 3, four loaded wagons of a goods train derailed near Hardattpur railway station on Saturday. As a result, the Allahabad-Manduadih route also got affected. However, no casualties have been reported due to the derailment till now.

Train derailment is not a new problem in Uttar Pradesh. Ten coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed near UP's Auraiya district on August 23, resulting in injuries to at least 74 people. 

As a result, all passenger trains scheduled to run on Kanpur-Tundla section were cancelled and 7 trains diverted due to Kaifiyat express train derailment.

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First Published : 07 Sep 2017, 09:27:29 AM