Panaji: Train derails in Goa, no casualty

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Panaji: Ten rear bogies of the LTT-Ernakulam Duronto express derailed in the morning in a tunnel at Balli railway station, an official said on Sunday. No casualties were reported.

The incident occurred 45 km south of Panaji.

No casualties have been reported yet, even as Accident Relief Medical Van and Accident Relief Trains have just reached the site following the accident, said Konkan Railway’s (KR) public relations officer Baban Ghatge.

A statement issued by the Konkan Railway said that trains running on the Konkan Railway route via Goa would be diverted or cancelled.

“Full refund is being arranged by Konkan Railway for those passengers of Duronto Express who would not like to continue their journey,” the statement said, adding that relief to passengers and restoration of the track was going on.

Passengers and their families have been requested by Konkan Railway to call 022 – 27587939 for enquiry about the status of the restoration of the track and resumption of traffic on the route.


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