Lokamanya Tilak accident: 20 injured; helpline numbers issued

16/01/2020 at 9:38 AM

Bhubaneswar: As many as 20 persons were injured, five of them critically, as the Lokamanya Tilak Express train derailed at Shalagaon near Nirgundi railway station under Cuttack district early this morning. As many as eight bogies have gone out of tracks. 

The injured have been undergoing treatment at the nearby Tangi hospital. 

Meanwhile, the Railways authorities have issued two helpline numbers for people to know about their relatives who were onboard in the ill-fated train. The numbers are 0671-1072 for Cuttack and 06714-1072 for Bhubaneswar

According to reports, the express train hit a stationery goods train and derailed. Both the trains have now stranded at the Nirgundi station.

Either dense fog or wrong signal is the reason behind the accident. Railway officials have reached the spot and started investigations.

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