Goods Train Derails, Fell Into River in Odisha

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  • Six wagons of goods train derailed in Odisha.
  • Coaches carrying wheat plunged into the river.
  • No casualties reported so far.

 Odisha: Six wagons of a goods train running on the Angul-Talcher Road route of East Coast Railways (ECoR) derailed and fell into a river in Odisha, officials reported. The accident was likely caused by heavy rains during a deep depression formed over the Bay of Bengal, sources said.

As per the information given in coaches carrying wheat, drowned in the river at around 2.30 a.m however, the loco pilot and other staff were reported to be safe as the engine remained on the track. The accident took place on a bridge over river Nandira, when the goods train was on its way from Firozpur to Khurda Road.

 A local source from East Coast Railways quoted “A freight train from Firoz Nagar to Khurda Road left Angul Station in Odisha derailed between Angul and Talcher Road (2km from Talcher Road). No casualty was reported.”

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