More than 100 injured as Hirakhand express train derails in Odisha

| Updated: Jan 22, 2017 07:22 IST

Rayagada (Odisha) [India], Jan. 22 (ANI): More than 100 people have been injured and many are feared to be dead after eight coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand express train derailed near Kuleri station in Odisha. The untoward incident took place late night on Saturday. The Kuleri Railway Station is 30 kilometres from Rayagada district. The Ministry of Railways on its Twitter handle informed that rescue operation is underway and medical relief trains have been sent to the site. The ministry has also issued the following helpline numbers. Helpline numbers at Rayagada:06856-223400, 06856-223500 ,09439741181, 09439741071, 07681878777. Helpline numbers at Vizianagaram: Railway numbers: 83331, 83332, 83333, 83334, 08922-221202, 08922-221206, 08500358610, 08500358712. Helpline numbers at Visakhapatnam: Railway numbers: 83003, 83005, 83006, 0891-2746344, 0891-2746330 Further details are awaited.(ANI)