Seven injured in Ghaziabad train mishap

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Ghaziabad (UP), July 4 (ANI): At least seven persons, including a driver and a guard, were injured when a Delhi-bound passenger train hit a goods train loaded with petrol near the Ghaziabad railway station on Saturday.

A railway official the 310 Ambala Saharanpur Nizammuddin passenger train was on its way to the Nizammuddin railway station in Delhi when the accident took place at around 11.50 p.m. on Friday night.

He said the goods train was on its way from from Najibabad to Asaoti.

It stopped at a signal when the passenger train hit it from behind, he added.

The guard of the goods train, R K Sham and the assistant driver of the passenger train were injured and have been admitted to Sarvodaya hospital in Ghaziabad. Five injured passengers have been taken to MNG and Yashoda hospital.

The engine and luggage van of the passenger train were derailed in the accident disrupting railway traffic on the busy track.

Efforts are being made to restore traffic on the route as soon as possible, the official said. (ANI)

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