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Odisha: 3 people killed and many injured as goods train derails in Jajpur

Odisha: A major accident took place in Odisha on Monday morning. At least three people were killed and many people injured when wagons of a goods train derailed and fell on the platform of the Korei railway station in Odisha’s Jajpur at 6.44am on Monday.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Odisha: A major accident took place in Odisha on Monday morning. At least three people were killed and many people injured when wagons of a goods train derailed and fell on the platform of the Korei railway station in Odisha’s Jajpur at 6.44am on Monday.

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According to information, a goods train derailed in the early hours today at Korai station under East Coast Railway. The wagons of the goods train reached the waiting hall built on the platform. Jajpur police superintendent Rahul PR said scores of passengers were waiting to board a Balaore-Bhubaneswar train at the station when the goods passing by derailed.

He further said, “The accident left at least three people dead and two others including a child seriously injured. We fear people may be trapped under the bogies. A rescue operation has begun.”

According to the railways, two rail lines were blocked due to the accident. The station building has also been damaged. Relief teams, Railway officials reached the spot. Rescue operation is going on. East Coast Railway public relations officer Nirakar Das said two teams have been rushed to the spot to speed up the rescue operations. “We are making efforts to help the injured and give them the best possible treatment. A probe would be conducted to find out the cause of the accident and fix responsibility.”

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