14 bogies of Shramjeevi Express derail in Bihar

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Biharsharif, Apr 23 (UNI) Altogether 14 bogies of the Delhi-bound Shramjeevi Express derailed at Soh-Sarai halt, between Bakhtiyarpur and Dina station of Danapur division under East Central Railways (ECR) in Nalanda district today.

Railway sources said there were no reports of any casualty or enjury to anybody in teh accident.

According to an eye witness a, loud sound was heard after which the bogies derailed with a lot of smoke billowing from the engine.

The impact of the accident was so intense that the railway tracks in about 20-30 mt were uprooted. However, the bogies stuck in the cemented slabs kept nearby the under-construction railway tracks thus preventing the bogies from overturning.

Reason behind the accident was yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, Rahui-Biharsharif road was blocked following the derailment.


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