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Wheat-laden goods train derailed in Talcher

 Talcher,FMNews - As many as  ten bogies of a wheat-laden goods train running on the Angul-Talcher Road route near Talcher road station of East Coast Railways (ECoR) derailed at around 2.30 a.m., causing no injury or causality. The loco pilot and other staff are reportedly safe,railway officials said.

According to reports, there was heavy rain yesterday triggered by deep depression in Bay of Bengal. The  goods train  carrying wheat was coming from Sambalpur area to Khurda.The incident took place just 500 meters before Talcher road station after the engine slided on a bridge and derailed. About ten bogies have derailed,officials said.

Due to derailment of the goods train,train services between Talcher and Sambalpur have been disrupted.Several express trains running on this route either have been cancelled or diverted, railway sources said.

Train service on Talcher-Sambalpur rail line came to a grinding halt since last night following derailment of a wheat-laden goods train between Angul and Talcher rail station. Ten long distance train has been diverted and another 10 trains has been cancelled due to the accident, railway sources said.



 According to reports those trains cancelled along the route are 08105 Rourkela-Puri Special from Rourkela, 08106 Puri-Rourkela Special from Puri, 02862 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Intercity Special from Bhubaneswar, 02866 Puri-LTT Special from Puri, 08493 Bhubaneswar-Balangir Intercity Special from Bhubaneswar 08494 Balangir-Bhubaneswar Intercity Special from Balangir, 08451 Hatia-Puri Special from Hatia, 08426 Durg-Puri Special from Durg, 08452 Puri-Hatia Special from Puri and Puri-Durg Special from Puri.

Senior railway authorities have rushed to the spot and began operations to resume normal service on the route by clearing the derailed bogies from the track.

Kaushalendra Kishore Khadanga,  the Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of East Coast Railway,told TOI,"Nine bogies were capsized and one bogy derailed after an approaching path to a bridge  was washed away due to heavy flow of rain water  at Talcher".

He said,"One JCB and two cranes from Sambalpur and Khurda  were engaged in the restoration work.The JCB is being used to divert the water flow for filling the breach.Due to the incident 8 trains were diverted and running of 10 trains were cancelled".

The restoration work has been affected due to incessant rain.Hope the restoration work will be completed soon",the CPRO added.

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