Derailment of wagons disrupts trains services to Northeast

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Malda, Oct 13 (UNI) Train services between Northeast and Kolkata were disrupted following derailment of five freight wagons at Chamagram station in West Bengal's Malda district last night.

Eastern Railway sources said both up and down trains to northeastern states connecting Howrah and Sealdah via Malda have been affected since the accident.

Trains including both up and down Darjeeling Mail, Howrah bound Kamrup Express, the Bhagalpur-Malda Intercity, Malda-Howrah Intercity via Azimganj and via Rampurhat Intercity, have been detained at New Farakka or at Old Malda stations, sources informed.

Kolkata bound Kanchenkanya has been detained at New Jalpaiguri station, besides many local tarins.

The accident occurred at around 2300 hours last night when five bogies were derailed blocking both up and down tracks.

Divisional Railway Manager Anup Sahu said works for clearing the tracks have been taken up, adding the normal train services would be restored by the evening.

There was no report of casualty during the incident, he informed.


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