7 coaches of Shaktikunj Express in UP
Seven coaches of the Jabalpur- bound Shaktikunj Express derailed in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
New Delhi: Seven coaches of the Jabalpur- bound Shaktikunj Express derailed today in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, a railway official said.
"The accident occurred at around 6:25 AM and we have already cleared out the site," Railway ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena said.
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"All passengers were put on the remaining coaches and by 7:28 AM all of them had left the spot. All of them are safe and no one was injured in the accident," he said.
The train was running at a speed of about 40 km/hr which, officials say prevented any injuries when the incident occurred.
This is the third such derailment in the state in less than a month.
On August 19, the Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar district, killing 22 people and injuring 156.
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