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Jhelum express derails in Punjab, No causalities, several injuries

According to the railway authorities the cause of derailment is yet to be identified. The investigation is on, the rail coaches are being removed and the damaged tracks are also being repaired to restore traffic on the section, said a railway official

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 4 Oct 2016 5:44 AM GMT

Jhelum express derails in Punjab, No causalities, several injuries
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Ludhiana: As many as 10 coaches of 11078 Jhelum Express train derailed in Ludhiana district of Punjab, injuring three people, on Tuesday. The accident took place around 0310 hours when B B5,S1,PC,S2, S3,S4,S5,S6,S7 and S8 coaches of the passenger train derailed between Phillaur and Ludhiana. No casualty was reported except minor injuries to three passengers including a woman and a child, the Punjab police said.

Rescue teams reached site and injured people, travelling on the train, were sent to civil hospital in Ludhiana, the Ministry of Railways posted on twitter. A spokesperson of railway said that the remaining passengers have been transported to Ludhiana to enable them to board other trains to their respective destinations. The train that moves between Jammu Tavi and Pune stations had as many as 24 coaches.

According to the railway authorities the cause of derailment is yet to be identified. The investigation is on, the rail coaches are being removed and the damaged tracks are also being repaired to restore traffic on the section, said a railway official.

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Diversions:

  • The accident took place in the area of Ferozepur division of Northern Railways. Rescue and relief teams reached the accident site after some time," railway spokesman said.
  • Rail traffic between the Ludhiana-Jalandhar sections was affected as both tracks were blocked due to the derailment, stated the spokesperson.
  • The spokesperson stated, "Some trains have been cancelled and diverted and the list of these trains will soon be provided by the Northern Railways."
  • The track links all important cities in north India, including Jalandhar, Amritsar and Jammu, with New Delhi.

The Ministry of Railways has also issued some helpline numbers for inquiring about the passengers:

  • Jammu Tavi: 0912470166
  • Jalandhar: 08182225966
  • Ludhiana: 01612750501
  • New Delhi: 011-23342954
  • Amritsar: 0183-2225087
  • Pathankot: 0186-2233532

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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