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2 bogies of Ajmer-Puri Express derailed, train movement hit

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Two bogies of Ajmer-Puri Express got derailed between Boinda and Jarapada stations in Angul-Sambalpur railway section under Sambalpur division today.

No one was injured as the coaches of 18422 Ajmer-Puri Express jumped off the tracks, railway sources said.

The train left the spot in the evening towards Puri after the affected coaches were separated.

The passengers were accommodated in other compartments, East Coast Railway (ECoR) said in a release.

The mishap led to diversion, short termination and cancellation of some trains, ECoR said, adding the 18106 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Inter City Express will run via Jakhapura and Jaroli towards Rourkela.

Similarly, 18425 Puri-Durg Express scheduled to leave Puri today will run via Vizianagaram and Rayagada instead of its scheduled path.

12894 Bolangir-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express will be short terminated at Sambalpur and will remain cancelled between Sambalpur and Bhubaneswar today.

Similarly, 58131 Rourkela-Puri passenger will be short terminated at Rairakhol and will remain cancelled between Rairakhol and Puri.

18304 Puri-Sambalpur Inter City Express scheduled to leave Puri today will remain cancelled, the release said.

East Coast Railway authorities have ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident with the report of inquiry committee is expected to be available within seven days.

Railway authorities, headed by the Divisional Railway Manager Sambalpur, Debaraj Panda, reached the spot with Relief and Rescue teams.

First Published: Sun, April 27 2014. 20:55 IST
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