At least 9 wagons of a items prepare operating on the Angul-Talcher Road route of East Coast Railways derailed within the early hours of Tuesday and fell right into a river, officers mentioned.
The wagons carrying wheat plunged into the river round 2.30 am, however the loco pilot and different employees had been reported to be secure because the engine remained on the observe, they mentioned.
Heavy rain within the wake of a deep melancholy within the Bay of Bengal is prone to have precipitated the accident on a bridge over river Nandira when the products prepare was on its means from Firozpur to Khurda Road, the officers mentioned.
Talcher recorded 394 mm of rainfall within the final two days.
Following the incident, the ECoR has canceled 12 trains, diverted routes of eight others and quick terminated one other, they added.
Accident reduction trains from Sambalpur and Khurda Road have been hastened to the spot, the place senior officers are reviewing the restoration work.
“Prima facie, the reason for the derailment seems to be… flash flood. Retaining partitions on either side have been broken and washout of tracks on method to the bridge from the Angul facet can also be seen,” an ECoR official mentioned.
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