New Delhi: A coach of Kathgodam-Howrah Express train derailed near Domingarh station in Gorakhpur on Thursday, news agency ANI reported. The incident took place in the afternoon. No casualty has so far been reported. The cause of the train derailment hasn’t been ascertained yet. Also Read - This University Postpones Medical Examinations at The Last-Minute | Details Inside
According to ANI tweet, restoration work is underway and railways officials have also reached to take stock of the situation. As a result, some express trains were diverted. Also Read - 2,500 Visitors in One Shift, Online Booking | Taj Mahal Set to Reopen From Monday After 6 Months
On Wednesday, five people lost their lives and many were injured after eight coaches and the engine of the New Farakka Express derailed near Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. The accident took place in Harchandpur area of Rae Bareli district in the morning. Around 30-35 people were injured.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister had expressed his condolences for the deceased and directed the director general of police to take all necessary action. Adityanath had also announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those who are seriously injured.
In a similar incident, a guard coach of Secunderabad-Howrah Falaknuma Express was derailed near Kapilas Road in Cuttack. Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM) of Khurda Road, S.P. Dwivedi along with senior officers from Cuttack and sectional track supervisors rushed to the site, the official had said.
In a similar incident, nine coaches of Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express were derailed near Titwala in Maharashtra. According to the reports, engine and nine coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed between Vasind and Asangaon stations.