The incident took place between the Kanchausi and Jhinjak railway stations, a spokesperson of the railways said.
"Cattle being run over is a huge problem in this section and it happens almost everyday.
"The incident took place at 8 pm and the section was cleared for traffic in an hour. Some trains have been delayed due to this. The Vikramshila Express' locomotive had been changed and it will be on its way any minute now," he said.
The brake system of the train was damaged in the incident, the spokesperson said.
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