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Posted: Sep 09 2018 (23:48)

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Sep 09 2018 (23:48)   Goods train derails in Odisha

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BHUBANESWAR: A goods train carrying alumina powder derailed at Damanjodi station in Koraput district on Sunday. No case of injury or death has been reported so far, East Coast Railway (ECoR) sources said.
Sources said 15 wagons of the goods train got derailed at around 4.20pm. The loaded alumina powder belongs to Nalco. The loaded wagons were being drawn out of the Nalco railway siding.Odisha: 15 wagons of a alumina powder loaded goods train derailed at Damanjodi station. The loaded wagons were bein… click here TOI Cities (@TOICitiesNews) 1536498076000
Though the derailment
has occurred on the exchange yard of Nalco, five wagons were stopping the movement of rail line between Koraput and Rayagada. “ECoR has ordered accident relief train from Koraput. We expect that the 15 wagons will be re-railed by Monday morning,” said an ECoR statement.
Additional divisional railway manager of Waltair railway division KD Rao has left Visakhapatnam for Damanjodi. He will camp at the site till the restoration of line and resumption of traffic is over. Senior railway officers from Visakhapatnam and Rayagada have rushed to the site.
Four trains have been affected due to the derailment. Koraput - Rourkela Express has been cancelled. Samaleswari Express towards Jagadalpur was waiting at Laxmipur Road. Hirakhand Express at Koraput will be run via the diverted route of Koraput-Araku- Kottavalsa-Vizianagaram. Sambalpur -Koraput passenger short-terminated at Rayagada, ECoR sources said.
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