Passenger train derails; Naxal involvement suspected

Last Updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 10:20

Raipur: One bogie and engine of a passenger train on Thursday got derailed at Chhattisgarh`s Naxal-affected Dantewada district, police said.

The Kirandul-Vishakhapatnam passenger train got derailed at around 0600 hours, 45 minutes after it left Kirandul railway station and was approaching Bhansi railway
station, police officials told a news agency.

However, no casualties have been reported, they said.

Additional police force and relief train rushed to the spot immediately after receiving information about the derailment, they said adding railway officials also reached
the spot and repair work is on.

Goods train movement on the route has been affected due to the incident, they said.

Police officials said that slip, banner among others related to Naxals have not been recovered from the spot but are suspecting the involvement of the extremists in the

Further investigations are on, police added.


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First Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 10:20

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