Jhelum Express derails in Punjab, 3 injured

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Ludhiana, Oct 4, 2016: At least three passengers were reportedly wounded after 10 coaches of the Jhelum Express train derailed near Ludhiana city in Punjab on Tuesday.

The injured have been taken to the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana, where they are being treated.

The Ministry of Railways tweeted:

The ministry added:

Meanwhile, the ministry launched the helpline number for updates:

The derailment took place between Phillaur and Ludhiana. The train plies between Jammu Tawi and Pune stations.

After the incident, a railway spokesman said that rail traffic between the Ludhiana-Jalandhar section was affected as both tracks were blocked due to the derailment.

“All passengers are safe. There is no casualty,” the spokesman said.

“Some trains have been cancelled and diverted. The Northern Railways will provide a list of the affected trains. The accident took place in the area of Ferozepur division of Northern Railways,” the spokesman said.

Rescue and relief teams reached the accident site after some time.

Wefornews Bureau

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