At least 20 people were injured after eight coaches of Lokmanya Tilak Express derailed near Salagoan on Thursday morning.The incident took place at 7 in the morning today.
"Twenty people have been injured after eight coaches of Lokmanya Tilak Express derail near Salagaon," said Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), East Coast Railway while speaking to ANI.Eight of its coaches derailed after hitting a guard van of a goods train between Salagaon and Nergundi around 7 a.m. There were around 400-450 passengers on board the train.
Out of the 20 injured, five were serious and they have been admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, said Chief Public Relations Officer of East Coast Railway (ECoR), J.P. Mishra. No casualty has been reported so far.
Following the derailment of the train, as many as five trains have been diverted through different routes.
Train, 12880 Express plying between Bhubaneswar and Mumbai, 58132 Puri - Rourkela, 18426 Durg- Puri express, 12831 Dhanbad- Bhubaneshwar Rajyarani Express, 68413 Talcher- Puri Memu has been diverted via Naraj route.
The ECoR has issued helpline numbers 0671-1072 (Cuttack), 0674-1072 (Khurda Road), 18003457401/402 (Bhubaneswar headquarters), 0674-1072 (Bhubaneswar station) and 06752-1072 (Puri) for information on the accident and injured passengers. (ANI)