New Delhi, June 24: At least eight coaches and engine of a goods train derailed in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. In the impact of the accident, train coaches fell from the bridge. The incident occurred between Bhansi and Kamalur area early Sunday morning. More details are awaited in the incident. A news agency ANI reported that Naxals involvement is suspected behind this incident. No loss of life has been reported yet. Also Read - 'Will Beat You with Belt’: Union Minister Renuka Singh's Threat to Chhattisgarh Officials Caught On Camera | Watch
According to DNA reports, some sheets of papers have been recovered from the spot and police are looking at them for possible clues. Dantewada is a Naxal hot-bed where even recently 7 CRPF jawans were killed by the ultras. Also Read - Migrant Labourer Allegedly Commits Suicide by Hanging Himself at Quarantine Centre in Chhattisgarh
Earlier on June 14, the engine of Sealdah Express derailed near Akbarpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh. No casualties were reported. The tracks were repaired and the train was resumed
In a similar incident on June 10, three coaches of Howrah Mail train was derailed near Igatpuri railway station in Maharashtra. Coach S-12, S-13 and pantry car of the train were derailed. The rail traffic was affected for some time but it was resumed soon. Seven trains were diverted due to the affected line. Reportedly, 12 trains on the route were canceled, one short terminated due to the derailment.
On May 13, the engine of Patna-Kota express train derailed after it hit a fallen tree in Dariyabad town in Barabanki. The accident happened when the train moving towards Lucknow from Patna via Faizabad, collided with a tree that had fallen on the track due to the thunderstorm that struck Uttar Pradesh a few days ago. The passengers who were inside the train escaped unhurt. Train operations have been affected due to the incident.
In April, five coaches of the Katni-Chaupan passenger train derailed between the Salhna and Piparia Kalan stations in Madhya Pradesh, leaving at least six people injured. The derailment occurred around 10 pm, about 30 km away from the Katni railway station.