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7 Coaches of Shaktipunj Express Derail in Shonbadra in UP, No Injuries Reported

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Uttar Pradesh seems to be hub of derailments. The state incidences with three derailment cases within a month. The recent news is about Shaktipunj Express whose 7 coaches got derailed at 6:25 a.m in Thursday morning after leaving Obra station at 6:13 a.m. However, there isn’t any news of life-loss or injuries.The Howrah- Jabalpur destinated train was running at a low speed of 40 km/hr at the accidental time.

“The accident occurred at around 6:25 AM and we have already cleared out the site,” Anil Saxena, Railway ministry spokesperson told PTI.

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“All passengers were put on the remaining coaches and by 7:28 AM all of them had left the spot. All of them are safe and no one was injured in the accident,” he said.  

Arrangement for tea and snacks were made for passengers to console them and additional coaches will be attached at Singrauli station.

The matter is under investigation. We can only comment after the enquiry is complete,”reported IANS on questions for why train jumped the rails.

Prior to this accident, around 22 people lost their life in Utkal Express derailment on Muzaffarnagar on 19th August. Later, the Kaifiyat Express that runs Delhi-Azamgarh, derailed in Auraiya district in which at least 100 people got injured .

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