Dantewada, December 17

Seventeen wagons of a items practice derailed on the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam railway part in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-hit Dantewada district on Friday, a senior police official mentioned.

No casualties have been reported, he mentioned.

The incident came about at 4.05 am between Bhansi and Kamaloor stations, when the iron ore-laden practice was heading to Visakhapatnam from Kirandul (Dantewada), Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abshishek Pallava mentioned.

The motion of trains was disrupted between Jagdalpur and Kirandul as a result of derailment, he mentioned.

Ruling out the potential of involvement of Maoists in it, Pallava mentioned, “Prima facie, the incident occurred attributable to mechanical causes. It doesn’t seem like the handiwork of Naxals as Maoist banners or posters weren’t discovered on the website and the motion of ultras was additionally not reported there.” 

The precise reason for the incident will likely be recognized after the investigation by railway personnel, he mentioned.

A group of District Reserve Guard and Railway Safety Drive had reached the spot, the SP mentioned, including that monitor restoration work is below option to facilitate the motion of trains. PTI

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