One person was injured when Puri-New Delhi Neelachal Express hit a road roller and derailed near Bhadrak, about 120 km from here today.
Railway officials said about 10 bogies of the express train (no 12875) and the engine derailed after hitting the road roller crossing the track at an unmanned level crossing at Rambhila, about 10-km from Bhadrak railway station this afternoon.
While the roller driver was seriously injured, no train passenger sustained any injury, Bhadrak station manager R N Biswas said, adding the driver was admitted to a hospital at Bhadrak.
The road roller was completely damaged. Train services on the main Chennai-Howrah track were affected following the mishap and several trains were stranded at Bhadrak and Balasore, he said.