Goods train derails in Odisha, second derailment today

14 bogies of a goods train carrying coal derailed near Jagatsinghpur in Odisha on Friday.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 11:45 AM IST
Goods train derails in Odisha, second derailment today

BHUBANESWAR: 14 bogies of a goods train carrying coal derailed near Jagatsinghpur in Odisha on Friday.

The Paradeep-Cuttack goods train jumped the rails between Goraknath and Raghunathpur. 

According to East Coast Railway (ECoR) spokesperson JP Mishra said the accident occurred at around 5.55 am.

ECoR General Manager Umesh Singh has ordered the Khurda Road Division to set up an Inquiry Committee and submit a detailed report. 

Earlier, 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed early Friday near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh. At least three passengers were killed and over seven others injured in the unfortunate incident.

The Patna-bound Vasco Da Gama Express (12741) derailed at 4:18 am, soon after leaving platform number 2 of the Manikpur Railway Station in Chitrakoot district, about 250 km from Lucknow.