Derailed engine of Howrah-Jagdalpur Samaleshwari Express in Rayagada on Tuesday. Photo/ANI
Derailed engine of Howrah-Jagdalpur Samaleshwari Express in Rayagada on Tuesday. Photo/ANI

Odisha: Engine of Samaleshwari Express catches fire, 3 dead

ANI | Updated: Jun 25, 2019 19:39 IST

Rayagada (Odisha) [India], June 25 (ANI): Three people were killed after the engine of the 18005 Howrah-Jagdalpur Samaleshwari Express on Tuesday caught fire and derailed after the train collided head-on with a maintenance engine on the railway track in Odisha's Rayagada district.
The engine that caught fire detached from the train. Apart from the engine, the front guard cum luggage van and one general second class coach of the train also derailed on the impact.
According to officials, three railway staff succumbed to their injuries in the accident.
Those who were killed have been identified as Sagar, Gouri Naidu and Suresh.
The mishap occurred between Keutugusa and Singapur road in Rayagada district at 4:30 pm.
The fire brigade and ambulance arrived at the spot immediately afterwards.
East Coast Railway has ordered an inquiry into the matter by Commissioner of Railway Safety, Kolkata, an independent statutory authority under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
According to sources, station masters on duty at Keutugusa and Singapur road have been suspended. (ANI)

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