At least 40 people have been injured after eight coaches of Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) express derailed after the train rammed into a goods train. As per initial reports, the accident might have occurred due to dense fog when Lokmanya Tilak rammed into the guard's van of a goods train between Salagaon and Nergundi railway station near Cuttack in Odisha.
As per a railway official, 5 coaches of Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus express got derailed while 3 are displaced from the track.
Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), East Coast Railway has said that around 20 people have been injured in the incident.
Meanwhile, Lokmanya Tilak express driver and a senior railway officer have confirmed that there no deaths so far, while, the number of injured people may rise further.
Odisha: Seven coaches derailed and several people injured after Lokmanya Tilak Express hits a guard van of a goods train near Salagaon at about 7 am today. pic.twitter.com/5w6xRXOzF7— ANI (@ANI) January 16, 2020
Meanwhile, a Railway accident medical rescue van has reached the incident site and the injured are being provided with medical assistance. Those who are critically injured are being shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. Further details are awaited.