Train derail: Repair work continue at Jejuri station

Last Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 13:11

Pune: Repair work continued on Thursday on the
railway tracks near Jejuri station, about 70 km from here,
even as authorities rescued all passengers after eight bogies
of Mysore-Ajmer express derailed, injuring ten people,
officials said.

The train which carried passengers, mostly from
Rajasthan and Gujarat, derailed last evening just after it
left the Jejuri station on Pune-Miraj section of Central
railway.

Seven out of the ten injured passengers were
discharged after treatment at a hospital at Jejuri, about 70
km from here, while three others were brought to Pune,
officials said, adding there was no casualty in the mishap
that occurred when heavy rains lashed the area.

Rains and darkness hampered rescue operations even as
the stranded passengers were brought to Pune station by state
transport buses by railway administration.

Meanwhile, south-bound trains on the section have been
diverted, a Central railway spokesman said adding normal
services on the route were expected by this evening.

Bureau Report



First Published: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 13:11

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