More than 50 persons were injured after three bogies of a train derailed in Maharashtra*s Gondia around 2.30 am.
A collision between a goods train and a passenger train-Bhagat ki Kothi, due to non-receipt of signal, led to this accident. . Train was on its way from Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh to Rajasthan*s Jodhpur.
Prima facie, the loco pilot of the express – Bhagat Ki Kothi SF Express (20843) – could not control the train, due to which it hit the brake van of a goods train that was standing ahead of it,” a senior SECR official said.
“Due to the impact, four wheels of a coach of the express train got off the tracks. But no passenger was seriously injured in the incident. Only a few received minor injuries. One passenger suffering from anxiety was admitted to a hospital,” he said.
After being alerted, a medical relief train and railway officials reached the accident site, he added.
Restoration work was carried out immediately, after which the express train continued its further journey, the official said.