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Dilip Kumar

Jeypore: Around one and a half month after a goods train derailed in Koraput district, a similar incident took place at Jarti station in the same district late on Monday night.

As many as four wagons of a goods train came off the track near Jarti station while it was on its way to Visakhapatnam.

The train departed Jagdalpur station yesterday, Koraput station master informed.

No injuries or casualties have been reported so far, sources said.

Rail communication has been partially disrupted following the accident.  Rescue operation van and senior officials of Railways including engineers and technical experts rushed to the spot and began operations to clear the track, sources said.

Officials hope that the rail communication on the track would resume as early as possible after the track was cleared. The works is in progress on a war footing, they added.

Earlier, on November 10, an iron ore laden goods train had derailed near Manbar station between Koraput and Jeypore stations. The incident had taken place when the train was on its way to Visakhapatanam from Kirandul of Chhattisgarh. As many as 12 wagons had gone off the track.

Similarly, on December 21, the engine of Puri -Surat Special Express had derailed after it had mowed down an elephant on the track between Hatibari-Maneswarapur stations in Sambalpur district.

Six wheels of the engine of the superfast express train had derailed following the accident. All passengers and the loco pilots were safe.

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