Naxalites uproot tracks in Bastar, goods train derailed

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Goods Train Derailed
Raipur, Oct 10: Two engines and three bogies of a goods train got derailed in Bastar district on Tuesday night after suspected Naxalites uprooted railway tracks, a senior police officer said.

"A police team has been dispatched to Badekaklur area in Bastar district after report of the ultras uprooting the railway track received tonight," Special Director General (Anti-Naxal Operations) Ramnivas said.

According to preliminary information, three coaches and two locomotives jumped off the track in the area which is a Naxal stronghold.

Freight trains for Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh usually pass through this route and Naxals often target them, he said.


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