Goods train derails, hits Central Railway services

None of the compartments were affected as only the engine, luggage brake and generator auto were went off the track.It was the third train accident on Thursday.

The incident took place at around 11.45 am.

Sunil Udasi, the Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway was quoted by PTI as saying, "Two wagons of the goods trains derailed in Khandala this afternoon".

"Engine, power coach of Delhi-Ranchi Rajdhani Exp derail near Minto Bridge in New Delhi; no fatalities", Northern Railway spokesperson said.

"We felt a sudden jerk when the train was about to reach New Delhi railway station".

As per the reports, the situation is being assessed by Railways officials and senior authorities are rushing to the spot. The train was moving very slowly and stopped suddenly.

Earlier, at least seven coaches of the Shaktipunj Express derailed near Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh. "No injury to any passenger", said CRPO.

This is the fourth case of train derailment in less than a month and the second on Thursday alone.

And on August 19, 14 coaches of Utkal Express derailed in the same state, killing at least 24 people and injuring over 150 others. On August 25, four coaches of local train in Mumbai had also derailed due to a technical fault injuring six passengers.

Newly appointed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal personally monitored the situation after the derailment of Shaktipunj Express.

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