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Rajdhani Express derails in WB, no casualty

By Nitsi

Rajdhani Train
Howrah (West Bengal), Aug 30: The Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express on Monday, Aug 30 had a narrow escape when two coaches of the train derailed at a railway station in West Bengal's Hooghly district.

According to reports, pandoral clips on the tracks were found removed.

"The Rajdhani Express left Delhi yesterday afternoon. At 9.25 am, front two wheels got derailed near Baruipara station. We are taking passengers to Howrah station. Senior officers have taken charge. At the prelim stage, sabotage cannot be ruled out. Enquiry must be there," said Samir Goswami of the Eastern Railways.

"The train was at a slow speed while it was passing platform number three of the Baruipara station and switching onto another track, around 50 km from Howrah, when two front wheels of the engine jumped off the rails, which led to two coaches behind it derailing," railway sources said.

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