Goods train derails in Odisha, train services affected

Koraput: At least 15 wagons of a goods train derailed at Damanjodi station in Odisha’s Koraput today, affecting the movement of other trains on Koraput-Rourkela route, an official said.

The incident occurred at around 4.20 PM and so far, no loss of life or damage to property has been reported.

15 wagons of loaded alumina powder belonging to Nalco have derailed at Damanjodi station, a railway spokesperson said, adding the loaded wagons were being drawn out of the Nalco railway siding.

Acting immediately, Additional Divisional Railway Manager of Waltair railway division KD Rao has left Visakhapatnam for Damanjodi. Senior railway officials from Visakhapatnam and Rayagada have rushed to the spot.

Meanwhile, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has sent a relief train to the spot from its Koraput division.

“Senior officials were present at the spot and they were supervising the restoration works,” he added.

The following trains were affected due to derailment of the goods train:

  1. 18107 Koraput-Rourkela Express. This train has been cancelled as per ECoR source.
  2. 18005 Samaleswari Express towards Jagadalpur waiting at Laxmipur road.
  3. 18448 Hirakhand Express at Koraput. This train will has been diverted and will run on Koraput-Araku-Koottavalsa-Vizianagaram.
  4. 58301 Sambalpur –Koraput passenger short terminated at Rayagada.
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