Lucknow: Two coaches of a freight train on Saturday derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Farukkhabad, injuring the train guard. The guard had to be rushed to a hospital nearby.Also Read - Watch: Two Leopard Cubs Spotted in a Private University in Thana Mirzapur area of Saharanpur District
The incident took place near Rajepur village, one kilometer from the Kamalganj station at around 6.15 AM. As a result, rail traffic on the Farukhabad-Kanpur route was disrupted. Also Read - Emerald Court Project: NOIDA Reeking With Corruption, in Cahoots With Supertech, Says SC
More than 500-metres of rail track has been ripped off and all passenger trains on the route have been stopped. Also Read - Ram Temple in Ayodhya to Open For Public by December 2023, Foundation to be Completed by September
Meanwhile, the cause of the derailment is being probed, and the track is likely to be repaired by Saturday afternoon, a railway official confirmed.
In a separate incident which took place earlier this year, two coaches of the Katni-Chopan passenger train were derailed near Khanna Banjari Station in Madhya Pradesh’s Katni district. However, no loss of lives or injuries was reported.