Goods train derails in Odisha’s Bargarh; here’s what ECoR clarifies

Bargarh: Three days after horrific train accident claimed 275 lives near Bahanaga Bazar Station in Balasore district of Odisha, another train derailed today in Bargarh district.

According to reports, five wagons of a goods train carrying limestone from Dunguri mines to Bargarh derailed near Samardarha village in Bhatli in the morning.

However, no casualty has been reported so far.

On receiving information, police reached the accident site and begun a probe.

Clarifying the incident, the East Coast Railway stated that there is no role of Indian Railways in it.

“It is not at all connected with Indian Railway system. This is completely a narrow gauge siding of a private cement company. All the infrastructure including rolling stock, like; engine, wagons, train track (narrow gauge) are being maintained by the company,” the ECoR said.

There is a private narrow gauge rail line between Dunguri Limestone Mines and ACC Cement plant Bargarh. The line, wagons, loco all are private. The derailment has happened in early morning today on that railway line, the ECoR added.

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