Six people travelling unauthorisedly in the break van of the goods train that derailed between Hehegarha and Kumundih stations were killed and the train's guard and the driver of the pilot engine injured.
Five bodies were recovered in the early hours, while one was still trapped under the wagon which derailed on Friday, Divisional Railway Manager Ajay Shukla said on Saturday.
The railway authorities on Friday said the driver and the guard were missing after the incident.
The goods train was crossing a small bridge in the Central Industrial Coalfields section on the Central India Chord at Dhanbad when the pilot engine, the guard bogie and a wagon, all linked to the rear-side, derailed, he added.
The coal-laden goods train was heading to Panipath from Barwadhi, he said and added the accident has obstructed train movement on the route.