Agartala-Bangalore Hum Safar Express derailed, none hurt

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, April 30:The 12504 Agartala-Bangalore Hum Safar Express derailed between Churaibari and Kalkalighat railway stations under Lumding division of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam along Tripura on Tuesday.

However, no causality has so far been reported in the incident, said NFR chief public relations officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma here Tuesday. Two wheels of the front trolley of engine got derailed at a location about 26 kms away from Karimganj station at 7.52 am, Sharma said.

The train was pulled back by a relief engine to Churaibari station in the Assam-Tripura border and passengers were provided with all necessary assistance, he said.

An accident relief train immediately left from Badarpur for the site and the NFR additional general manager along with high officials rushed to the spot, he said.

The accident relief train began work immediately after reaching the site and the derailed wheels of the engine were put back to normal position, he said. The track was declared fit for train movement at 12.10 pm, the CPRO said, adding, cause of the accident is being investigated.

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