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Bengaluru-bound Hamsafar Express derails in Assam, no casualties

The accident led to a delay in several Agartala, Guwahati and Kolkata bound trains in different locations in Assam and Tripura. 

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New Delhi Published on: April 30, 2019 13:35 IST
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Hamsafar Express derails in Assam

A pair of wheels of Hamsafar Express derailed in southern Assam bordering Tripura on Tuesday, an official said. The incident was reported while the Bengaluru-bound train was travelling between Churaibari and Kalkalighat stations at around 8.15 am.

No casualties were reported into the incident. 

Commenting on the derailment, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said, "Two wheels of Agartala-Bengaluru Hamsafar express derailed at Margram under Karimganj district of Southern Assam today (Tuesday) morning."

"Accident relief train has reached the site from Badarpur (in Southern Assam). There is no casualty," Sharma said. 

The cause of derailment was under investigation and work of rerailment was under progress, he said.

The accident led to a delay in several Agartala, Guwahati and Kolkata bound trains in different locations in Assam and Tripura. 

The NFR runs several express, passenger and goods trains from Tripura capital Agartala and southern Assam through a single line up to Lumding junction, 200 km from Assam's main city of Guwahati.

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