Passenger train derails in Madhya Pradesh, bogies fall into river

A passenger train travelling from Mumbai to Varanasi has derailed in Madhya Pradesh with "two-four of its bogies" falling into a river. Casualties are not yet known, police said.  

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Bhopal: A passenger train travelling from Mumbai to Varanasi has derailed in Madhya Pradesh with "two-four of its bogies" falling into a river. Casualties are not yet known, police said.

Kamayani Express, which runs between Mumbai`s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus station to Varanasi Junction in Uttar Pradesh, was derailed around midnight near Khiriya village in Harda district, Superintendent of Police Prem Babu Sharma told IANS.

He added that "two-four bogies of the train have fallen into the Machak river and due to rain and darkness it may take hours to confirm the casualties". 

According to the police officer, damage to the railway bridge pillars may have caused the train derailment. 

Railway authorities said that rescue teams have been rushed to the accident site.