Three bogies of a passenger train derailed in Gondia, Maharashtra, injuring at least many people on Wednesday morning. However, there have been no casualties associated with the incident.
According to an Indian Railways official, a Chhattisgarh to Rajasthan express train struck a freight train from behind in the early hours of Wednesday, causing four of its wheels to come off the rails in the Gondia district of Maharashtra. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt in the incident.
According to an SECR officer, the incident took place between the railway stations of Gudhma and Gondia at around 1.20 am. “Prima facie, the loco pilot of the express – Bhagat Ki Kothi SF Express (20843) – could not control the train, due to which it hit the brake van of a goods train that was standing ahead of it,” a senior SECR official said.
“Due to the impact, four wheels of a coach of the express train got off the tracks. But no passenger was seriously injured in the incident. Only a few received minor injuries. One passenger suffering from anxiety was admitted to a hospital,” he said.
A medical relief train and railway officials arrived at the accident scene after being informed, he continued. The official claimed that restoration work was started right away and that the fast train thereafter resumed on its route.