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Aurangabad-Hyderabad train derails in Karnataka, no casualties

IANS  |  Secunderabad 

Four coaches of the Aurangabad-passenger train derailed on Friday between Kalgapur and Bhalki stations in Karnataka, officials said. No injuries or casualties were reported.

"The bound train rolled off the tracks between Kalgapur and Bhalki stations around 1.45 a.m. in Bidar 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 Kalgapur station.

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

Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway rushed to the spot along with other officials.

After detaching the derailed coaches, the remaining 8 coaches were moved to Kalagapur Railway station.

Special buses were arranged to transport the passengers from Kalagapur to Bidar railway station. Bidar-intercity express was rescheduled to accommodate the passengers of derailed train, an official of South Central Railway (SCR) said.

Help line numbers were activated to communicate the information regarding train movements. Help line numbers are; Hyderabad- 040-23200865, Parli-02446-223540, Vikarabad-08416-252013, Bidar-08482-226329, Aurangabad-02402342034 and Bhalki-084842622209, 07899930073.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 12:50 IST
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