Jajpur: In a tragic incident, as many as eight wagons of a goods train derailed while some of them rammed into a waiting hall at Korei railway station in Odisha’s Jajpur district today, killing at least three persons and injuring many, reports said.
“The deceased have been identified as Kandhei Bindhani, Parvati Bindhani and Abjun Bibi. Three others were injured in the incident. They were treated at Jajpur Road Hospital and later discharged,” said Sibasis Maharana, Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Jajpur.
Worth mentioning, Parvati and Kandhei are mother-daughter duo.
According to information, the freight train was heading towards Chhatrapur from Dongoaposi when it derailed at around 6.44 am. The wagons crashed into the waiting hall killing the victims who were present inside the building.
The building of the railway station has been damaged due to the derailment.
While both the lines were blocked after the mishap, Accident Relief Train and Accident Relief Medical Team have been directed to reach the site immediately, the East Coast Railway said.
DRM, Khurda Road and other Branch officers have rushed to the accident spot for restoration work.