Goods train derails in Koraput

Bhubaneswar: As many as 15 wagons of a goods train carrying alumina powder were derailed at the Damanjodi station in Koraput today following which train movement was affected on the Koraput-Rayagada route.

There was no report of any casualty in the derailment as the goods train was moving in a slow speed, an official of the East Coast Railways said.

“The incident took place at about 4:20 pm when the loaded wagons were being drawn out of Nalco’s railway
siding,” the official said.

Senior railway officers from Vishakhapatanam and Rayagada have reached the accident site. Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM) Waltair Railway Division, K D Rao has left Vishakhapatanam for Damonjodi and he will camp at the site till complete restoration of line and resumption of traffic, a senior official said.

The incident has affected movement of at least four trains. The railway authorities have cancelled 1807 Koraput-Rourkela Express, Samaleswari Express towards Jagdalpur is waiting at Laxmipur Road.

While Hirakhand Express at Koraput will run via diverted route of Koraput-Araku-Kottavalse-Vizianagaram, Sambalpur-Koraput passenger train has been short terminated at Rayagada.

(With PTI inputs)