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Karnataka: Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails, no casualties

Karnataka, April 21, 2017: A passenger train from Aurangabad to Hyderabad derailed between Khalgapur and Bhalki stations in Karnataka on Friday morning.

As per initial reports, no injuries or casualties were reported in the derailment so far.

The train’s engine and two bogies moved away from the tracks and into the nearby field by about 10 metres at around 4:10 am.

Railway department officials have been rushed to the spot as the rescue operation is underway. Meanwhile, locals are helping in evacuating the passengers from the train.

Several media reports also suggested that all the passengers are safe and have reached Hyderabad safely

The cause of the train derailment is not known yet but the concerned departments have been alerted to take the stock of the situation.

Helpline numbers to get information about the accident have been announced:

  • Hyderabad– 040-23200865
  • Parli- 02446-223540
  • Vikarabad– 08416-252013
  • Bidar– 08482-226329

Just in a month, eight coaches of the Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh while last month, at least 50 people were injured after Mahakaushal Express derailed, also in Uttar Pradesh.

Read More: 15 injured as Rajya Rani Express derails near Rampur in UP

 Wefornews Bureau

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