High-level inquiry ordered into Coromandel Express derailment
A high-level probe has been ordered into the derailment of the Howrah-Chennai Coromandel Express train near Jajpur Road railway station in Orissa. At least 16 people were killed and over 45 injured in the accident. Rescue operation is on at the site. Railway helpline numbers: (033) 26411416, 26413660; (044) 25024545, 25024548, 25357387, 25354854.india Updated: Feb 14, 2009 16:03 IST
A high-level probe has been ordered into the derailment of the Howrah-Chennai Coromandel Superfast Express train near Jajpur Road railway station, about 100 km from Bhubaneswar on Friday evening, railway officials said.
The high-level inquiry is likely to be conducted by the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety and other senior officials to ascertain the exact reason of the mishap, Chief Public Relations Officer of East Coast Railway (ECOR) J P Mishra said.
He said Union Minister of state for Railways R Velu, Railway Board Chairman S S Khurana and some board members were slated to visit the accident site.
First Published: Feb 14, 2009 08:39 IST