Friday, November 20, 2009

Naxalites blast track, train derails in Jharkand

The Naxals tried to hamper rescue work by attempting to trigger three to four more blasts. A relief train has been sent to the area, as rescue workers continue to cut through derailed coaches in an attempt to locate people who might be stuck inside.

CJ: Anand Krishnan Fri, Nov 20, 2009 10:14:21 IST

Mandore Express derails; five dead, 25 injured IN A tragic incident, Naxalites blew up a railway track in Jharkhand in wee hours of Thursday, November 20, which led to the subsequent derailing of a train. The incident killed one and left 55 people injured in its wake.

Four people are in a critical condition, as eight coaches of the train went off the tracks. The engine, as well as three of the derailed coaches of the ten coach train also overturned. The incident took place about 40 km away from Jamshedpur, in the Chaibasa district.

The Naxals also tried to hamper rescue work by attempting to trigger three to four more blasts. A relief train has been sent to the area, as rescue workers continue to cut through the overturned and the derailed coaches in an attempt to locate people who might be stuck inside.

Injured persons have been taken to nearby Chakradharpur and a helpline has been set for more information about the passengers of the train. The Helpline number is 06587-238072. Another has been set up at Rourkela 0661-2501072.

Due to the derailment six trains have been diverted from the route, including Azad Hind Express, Happa Howrah Express , Mumbai Hawarah Mail and Samarasta Express, while the Samleswari Express and Rajdhani Express would run till Rourkela only

No comments: