New Delhi, June 10: Three coaches of Howrah Mail derailed near Igatpuri railway station in Maharashtra in the wee hours of Sunday. As soon the mishap was reported, security forces rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. The reason behind derailment is yet to be known.
Coach S-12, S-13 and pantry car of the train were derailed. The rail traffic was affected for some time but Railway officials said it will be restored soon. Seven trains were initially diverted due to the affected line. Reportedly, 12 trains on the route have been cancelled, one short terminated due to the derailment.
In a similar incident on May 13, the engine of Patna-Kota express train derailed after it hit a fallen tree in Dariyabad town in Barabanki. The accident happened when the train moving towards Lucknow from Patna via Faizabad, collided with a tree that had fallen on the track due to the thunderstorm that struck Uttar Pradesh a few days ago.
The passengers who were inside the train escaped unhurt. Train operations have been affected due to the incident.
In April, five coaches of the Katni-Chaupan passenger train derailed between the Salhna and Piparia Kalan stations in Madhya Pradesh, leaving at least six people injured. The derailment occurred around 10 pm, about 30 km away from the Katni railway station.