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11 waggons of goods train derail in Bihar

PTI  Khagaria, February 17, 2013
First Published: 15:55 IST(17/2/2013) | Last Updated: 15:57 IST(17/2/2013)

Eleven waggons of a goods train derailed on Sunday near Manasi station in Bihar's Khagaria district disrupting traffic on Barauni-Saharsa section, railway officials said.

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The incident took place around 10.40 am as the eleven waggons of the goods train carrying consignment of rice on way to Madhepura from Barauni jumped off the track due to mechanical problems, Manasi station superintendent KL Chaudhary said.

As a result, the railway traffic on Barauni-Saharsa section of the East-Central Railway (ECR) got disrupted forcing the authorities to reschedule departure of the 15279 Saharsa-Adarsh Nagar (Delhi) Purabia Express, while another train Samastipur-Saharsa passenger was terminated at Khagaria station, he said.

The derailed waggons have been detached from the goods train which later was moved with remaining 48 waggons to the next railway station at Badaldih so as to clear the track for movement of trains.

A team of officials from ECR headquarters at Hajipur have rushed to the spot to probe the derailment, the Manasi station superintendent said, adding that there was no casualty or injury to anyone.


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