Exp train hits derailed goods train, 26 injured

Bolangir: At least twenty-six people were injured, four of them seriously, when a coal-laden goods train derailed and was hit by the Koraput-Rourkela Express near Sikir Railway Station in Bolangir district in the wee hours on Wednesday.

The accident occurred at 12:35 AM when the goods train derailed and tilted on the other track on which the Koraput-Rourkela Express was coming. The Express rammed into the goods train resulting in injuries to 27 people, a spokesman of the East Central Railway said.

Three bogies of the Express train were damaged in the accident.

Traffic on the line has been disrupted and three trains have been cancelled.

The injured were admitted to a hospital at Titlagarh where the condition of four passengers was stated to be serious, Bolangir Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Sarangi said.

Passengers have been sent to Rourkela by a special train.