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Engine of passenger train derails in Chhattisgarh, no injuries reported

Raipur: The engine of a passenger train derailed in a forest pocket of Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district on Tuesday but no one injured in the incident.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

As per preliminary information, the engine of Kirandul-Visakhapatnam jumped off the track at around 7:40 am near Kamaloor under Bhansi police station limits while it was heading towards Visakhapatnam, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI.

“However no one was reported to be injured in the accident,” he added.

Security forces have been dispatched to the spot after getting report in this regard.

Besides, railway personnel also rushed to the scene along with a repairing team to restore the track, he said.

Naxals' role cannot be ruled out in the incident but the exact reason will be known once the police party and railway personnel will reach there and carry out investigation, the SP said.

Freight trains for Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh usually pass through this route and Naxals often target them.

PTI


Updated Date: Mar 15, 2016 11:58 AM

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