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Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derails

Six coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto express derailed near Maharashtra’s Asangaon early today, a senior Railway official said.

No passenger was reported to be injured in the incident, Sunil Udasi, chief PRO of the Central Railway, said.

The accident took place around 6:35 AM near the Asangaon railway station.

Six coaches of the train jumped the tracks, another railway official said.

“Our rescue team along with the Accident Relief Train with engineering staff is reaching at the spot,” he said adding that traffic on the route is affected due to the derailment.

The official said a team of doctors has reached the spot.

Central Railway spokesperson Anil Saxena also said that no casualty has been reported in the incident.

However, an eye witness travelling in the train, claimed some passengers suffered minor injuries.

“At least six coaches along with the engine slipped out of the tracks. We could not understand what happened. Few people were stuck in the washrooms and were rescued by fellow travellers breaking glasses of the windows,” Justin Rao, the eye witness, said.

This is the third derailment incident in the country in a period of 10 days.



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