UP: Seven coaches of Shaktipunj Express derail in Obra
Seven coaches of Howrah-Jabalpur-Shaktikunj Express derailed near Obra in Uttar Pradesh. However, no injuries has been reported so far.
Uttar Pradesh: Seven coaches of Howrah-Jabalpur-Shaktikunj Express derail near Obra; no injuries reported pic.twitter.com/ZXXrpDsQf7— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 7, 2017
All stranded passengers were immediately shifted to non-derailed coaches of the train.
While speaking to media, Indian Railways PRO Anil Saxena said that the Railway minister Piyush Goyal has been briefed about the situation. He further said that the incident happened at around 6:25 am near Obra in Sonbhadra. No one has been injured and all passengers are safe.
Speaking on train derailments, Saxena said,''We have increased allocations for safety related work and addressing problem of renewal & maintenance of tracks.''
The train was running at a speed of about 40 km/hr which, officials say prevented any injuries when the incident occurred.
This is the third such derailment in the state in less than a month. On August 19, the Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar district, killing 22 people and injuring 156.
About 100 passengers were wounded when 10 coaches of Kaifiyat Express train derailed after crashing into a dumper which strayed on to the tracks in Auraiya district on August 23.