The South Asian Times

22 June 2017 12:38 PM

Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails in Karnataka

By IANS

Secundrabad, April 21: Four coaches of the Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derailed on Fridaynear Khalgapur station in Karnataka, officials said. No injuries or casualties were reported.

"The Hyderabad bound train rolled off the tracks between Khalgapur and Bhalki stations around 1.45 a.m. in Bidhar district," South Central Railway spokesperson Umashankar Kumar M. told IANS.

"The engine and four coaches of the train derailed," he said.

The passengers were shifted to the rear portion of the train and were brought to Khalgapur station.

The official also said that the tracks were cleared.

"A high level five-member committee has been formed to inquire into the cause of derailment," he added.

On April 15, at least 14 passengers were injured when eight coaches of the Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.

 

Update: 21 April, 2017

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