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Passenger train rams into goods train in Cuttack; One dead

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 29 Sep 2016 8:53 PM GMT

Passenger train rams into goods train in Cuttack; One dead
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Cuttack: Bhubaneswar-Bhadrak passenger train rammed into a stationery goods train at Kathajodi station on Thursday leaving behind at least one person dead and injuring over 20 people.

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) said that cause of the accident was a signal error.

About the accident:

  • The incident took place at around 6.30 pm after the DMU crossed the Kathajodi river bridge.
  • The passengers affected are from the first two coaches of the train.
  • The injured have been admitted to SCB medical college in Cuttack.
  • Nearly dozen ambulances were immediately pressed into services.
  • Train services along the route were suspended and several trains were diverted to run through Naraj route.

Inquiry ordered:

  • A senior ECoR official said that a high level inquiry has been ordered.
  • The exact cause of accident will be revealed.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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