New Delhi, September 7: Six wagons of a goods train derailed near Khandala, Maharashtra on Thursday. No casualty was reported by the time this report was first published. Due to this derailment, 10 trains have been cancelled, 5 trains short-terminated and three trains have been diverted, reported ANI. This is the third derailment of the day. Earlier today, Rajdhani Express derailed in Delhi and Shaktipunj Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Also Read - Thousands of Maharashtra Farmers March to Mumbai to Protest Agri Laws, Will Hold Rally at Azad Maidan
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Engine and power car of the superfast train coming from Ranchi derailed in New Delhi’s Shivaji Bridge. No injuries were reported in this derailment. According to Northern Railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma, the derailment of the Rajdhani Express that was approaching national capital took place at 11.45 am today.
Today morning, seven coaches of Jabalpur-bound train derailed in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. Anil Saxena, a railway ministry spokesperson said that the accident occurred at around 6:25 am. All the passengers were reported to be safe and no one was injured in the incident. As per railway officials, the train was moving at a speed of 40 km/hr that prevented any injuries when the incident occurred.
Newly appointed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal personally monitored the situation after the derailment of Shaktipunj Express.
In the state of Uttar Pradesh, this is the third derailment in a month.
- Utkal Express- On August 19 this train had derailed in Muzaffarnagar taking lives of 22 people and injuring more than 150 people.
- Kifayat Express- Around 100 passengers were wounded in the train derailment that occurred on August 23.