New Delhi, August 2: Fourteen wagons of a goods train got derailed on the Kaimur-Gaya Mughalsarai railway line in Bihar in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The incident took place at 3:45 a.m. Also Read - Many Healthworkers in Delhi & Bihar Unwilling to Take Bharat Biotech's Covaxin Due to Lack of Efficacy Data
Train movement on the route was affected following the incident. “Traffic blocked on up, down and reversible lines. Diverted long-distance trains, few short distance trains terminated,” said A Saxena, DG PRO, Railways. Also Read - 10 Trains Running Late Due to Low Visibility in Northern Railway Region | Full List
Rajesh Kumar, Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO) of ECR, said railway authorities have begun a probe into the cause of the derailment. “It will take at least four to five hours before normal traffic can resume,” he said. Also Read - IRFC IPO: Price Band to Subscription Details, All You Need to Know
He also said that top railway officials were camping at the accident site.