West Bengal: Goods train derailed near Dhupguri, no injuries reported

ANI | Updated: Sep 17, 2017 21:56 IST

Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) [India], September 17 (ANI): In another train derailment accident, three wagons of an empty goods train derailed near Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

No injuries have been reported as of now.

Public Relations Department of the North East Frontier Railway said that a crane has reached the site.

"Wagons will be re-railed shortly. Normal running of trains continuing unhampered," said North East Frontier Railway CPRO.

The number of train derailments has increased in the past few months.

Earlier on September 7, the engine and power car of Ranchi-Rajdhani Express went off the track on Delhi's Shivaji Bridge.

Anil Saxena, the Indian Railway PRO, had said that the accident was minor and no one got injured, as the "train was near the station and hence was slow."

On the same day, seven coaches of Shaktikunj Express derailed in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.

With the derailment of Ranchi Rajdhani Express, the score of total train derailments within a month has climbed up to four.

The two accidents came after Piyush Goyal replaced Suresh Prabhu as the Union Railway Minister in the recent Cabinet reshuffle. (ANI)

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