Tundla, Feb 20: Six bogies of 14723 Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express got derailed near Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh during the wee hours on Monday. Reportedly, the train initially collided with a freight train following which the derailment happened near Agra district. Also Read - Maharashtra: 16 Migrant Workers Run Over by Goods Train in Aurangabad, Indian Railways Issues Statement| Updates
The incident happened around 2 am which affected the rail route adversely between Delhi and Howrah and there are no reports of any casualties.
The train, which was coming from Kanpur, collided with the goods train after the driver apparently overshot the signal, railway sources said.
As per the Railway Ministry, the engine and the first general coach of the express train, which runs from Kanpur Central to Bhiwani Junction in Haryana, derailed in the incident. The rest of the train department for its destination at 5.20 am, the ministry further added.
Here is a tweet by the Railway Ministry informing about the trains and the routes affected due to derailment:
According to TOI sources, after the incident, railway engineers, technicians, police and officials rush to outer of station, to rescue the passengers. The incident might have been caused due to human error, as the two trains were on the same track.
The Indian Railways has issued helpline numbers for those seeking information:
Help line no. Tundla 05612 – 220337 , 220338 ,220339, 1072 | Hathras 05722 – 1072 | Kanpur 0512 – 2323016, 2323015, 2323018
On January 2010, three persons were killed and 14 others injured when the Kalindi Express train rammed into Kanpur-bound Shram Shakti Express near Tundla junction amid dense fog.
Earlier on January 22, at least 26 people were killed and over hundred people were left injured as eight coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand express train derailed near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh. The deadly accident that took place around 11 PM on Saturday when the train was going to Bhubaneswar.