Jharkhand: Palamu Express derails as suspected Maoists blow up railway track in Latehar
3 bogies and engine of Palamu Express derailed in the accident, reports claim.
The engine and three coaches of the train going from Barkakana to Patna jumped the rails following the blast, Chhipadohar railway station master R P Bhagotia said.
However, there was no casualty or injury to any passenger due to the derailment, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Palamau Range) Saket Kumar Singh said.
The station master said the blast occurred around 8 PM near Kuchila village between Chhipadohar and Barwadih stations.
The CPI(Maoist) is observing a 24-hour bandh today in Bihar and Jharkhand to protest against the gunning down of their cadres in Palamau district on June 9.
3 coaches and engine of Palamu express derailed between Barbadi & Chipadohar stations (Jharkhand) at around 8:40pm: Anil Saxena(Railway PRO)— ANI (@ANI_news) June 23, 2015
It has been indicated that there are no casualties and injuries in this incident: Anil Saxena (Railway PRO) pic.twitter.com/NNXAlq5kIM— ANI (@ANI_news) June 23, 2015
As per preliminary info, Loco pilot heard a blast sound, cause of accident and other details are still awaited: Anil Saxena (Railway, PRO)— ANI (@ANI_news) June 23, 2015