16 Coaches of Goods Train Derail Near Odisha: Traffic Hits


Again one more train coaches derail in Odisha which impact traffic, As many as 16 coaches of a fertiliser-laden goods train derailed near Nergundi Station in Odisha on Wednesday. While no loss of life or injury has been reported, the incident affected the rail traffic and the trains have been diverted to alternate routes. This comes days after two coaches of a passenger train derailed in Uttar Pradesh.

At least 16 coaches of a goods train derailed near Nergundi Station in Alarpur in Odisha. The incident, reported today at around 4 in the morning, has affected the rail traffic. No loss of life has been reported yet. More details awaited. On September 23, a coach of Agra-Gwalior passenger train had derailed near Agra Cantt. railway station.

Earlier on September 14, a coach of Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed at the New Delhi Railway station. This was a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a high-speed bullet train project in Ahmedabad and nearly a week after the engine of Ranchi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed near Minto Bridge. (Also Read: Empty Bogie of Sealdah Express Derails in Jammu; 4th Incident of September)

On September 7, seven coaches of the Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express went off the tracks in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. The accident occurred at around 6:25 AM. No casualty was reported. Railway ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena said that all the passengers travelling in the train were put on the remaining coaches. “All of them are safe and no one was injured in the accident,” he added.

On August 19, Kalinga-Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar district, killing a total of 24 people and injuring 156. Just two days after the Utkal Express derailment, nine coaches of the Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh. Kaifiyat derailment left more than 70 passengers injured.



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