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8 coaches of Lokmanya Tilak Express Derail near Cuttack, 40 injured

In shocking news, Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Express having eight coaches derailed near Cuttack in Odisha Thursday morning after the train collided with a goods train which resulted in 40 people injured. 

The mishap occurred after the train collided with the guard van of a goods train and eight of its coaches derailed. The accident took place at around 7 am. It is said that heavy fog led to the accident leaving many injured and injured persons were rushed to the hospital for treatment. The train stopped between Salagaon and Nergundi stations after the collision.

All passengers were evacuated from the site during the rescue operation. No loss of life has been reported so far. In the wake of derailment of the Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) Express, Five trains – Puri-Rourkela Express, Puri-Durg Express, Dhanbad – Bhubaneswar Rajya Rani Express, Talcher-Puri Express, and Bhubaneswar-Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Express – were diverted soon after the collision disrupted rail traffic. Officials said they are trying to restore the traffic. 

The helplines have been set up at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Dadar and LTT in Mumbai and at neighboring Thane and Kalyan stations. The helpline numbers are CSMT- 55993 (railway number) and 022-22624040, Dadar- 57390and 022-24114836, LTT- 62606 and 022-25280005,Thane- 61290 and 022-25334840, and Kalyan-63360 and 0251-2311499.

“Since the train started from Mumbai, we have set up additional helplines so that relatives of the passengers traveling by train can get updates,” Central Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Shivaji Sutar said.

Credits: ANI

Written by Dharam Sikarwar

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