Goods train derails, several trains diverted

Six wagons of a goods train derailed today at Sainthia station in Birbhum district, resulting into diversion of a number of trains on Sahebganj loop line.

Updated: May 16, 2010, 20:46 PM IST

Bolpur: Six wagons of a goods train
derailed today at Sainthia station in Birbhum district,
resulting into diversion of a number of trains on Sahebganj
loop line.

The goods train derailed at 3 pm, blocking both the UP
and DOWN tracks and railway officials have reached the spot to
restore train services, railway officials said.

A number of express trains like Kanchanjungha Express,
Sahid Express, Bengaluru-Guwahati Express were stranded at
various stations.

Bihar-bound trains were diverted through Katwa and
Jhajha, sources said.

Local trains Rampurhat and Burdwan were cancelled.

PTI