Five coaches of the Katni-Chaupan passenger train derailed today between the Salhna and Piparia Kalan stations in Madhya Pradesh, leaving at least six people injured, a railway official said.
The 51675 Chopan Express derailed at around 10:20 pm, about 30 km away from the Katni railway station, Railway Protection Force Inspector Virendra Singh said.
West Central Railway's Chief Public Relation Officer Gunjan Gupta confirmed the derailment and said that further detail was awaited.
Singh said at least six passengers sustained injuries in the incident. A relief train had reached the site.
The reason for the derailment is not yet clear.
#Visuals from #MadhyaPradesh: 12 people injured after 5 coaches of Katni-Chopan passenger train derailed between Salhna-Pipariyakala in Katni district. Rescue operation underway. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/pHk3OaYVDe— ANI (@ANI) April 14, 2018
(With inputs from agencies)