Kamayani Express derails in MP, casualities feared: Reports

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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. 

Kamayani Express derails in MP

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. 

Reacting over the news, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that both Railways and State Government are working toghther on rescue operations.

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