Bhopal, Aug 5: A passenger train Kamayani Express going from Mumbai to Varanasi derailed in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday late night.
Reportedly, the accident took place around midnight near Khiriya village in Harda district which is nearly 180 km from State's capital Bhopal.
According to news reports, rescue team and doctors have been reached to the site where the accident took place.
Kamayani Express, which runs between Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus station to Varanasi Junction in Uttar Pradesh, was derailed in Harda district, Superintendent of Police Prem Babu Sharma told IANS.
He added that "two-four bogies of the train have fallen into the Machak river and due to rain and darkness it may take hours to confirm the casualties".
According to the police officer, damage to the railway bridge pillars may have caused the train derailment.
Meanwhile, another passenger train -- Janata Express has also derailed at the same spot. Hoshangabad Divisional Commissioner V K Badham said that the Janata Express was heading towards Mumbai from Jabalpur.
Janata Express derails: Passengers onboard train tell ANI, water from Machak river overflowed onto tracks. Electrical lines inarea also down— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2015
Reacting over the news, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that both Railways and State Government are working toghther on rescue operations.
Rail Admn & MP govt working together to rescue passengers of Kamyani express accident.Directed GM, DRM,RPF medical staff to rush.— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 4, 2015
Rushing emergency medical & other relief personnel to spot. darkness,water creating hurdles but ordered all possible help. Trying our best— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 4, 2015
We r gearing up all possible help on basis of info,will not spare any efforts— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 4, 2015