In UP again, 7 coaches of Shaktipunj express derail in Sonbhadra


Lucknow: In yet another rail accident in Uttar Pradesh, seven coaches of Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express derailed near Obra in Sonbhadra district.

No one has been injured in the incident. The incident took place at around 6:30 am between Obra and Phaphrakund stations.

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

“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.

This is the fourth rail accident within a month and first since Piyush Goyal was handed over the responsibility of Railways in the recent Cabinet reshuffle after Suresh Prabhu offered to step down taking moral responsibility for series of rail accidents.

On August 19, the Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar district, killing 22 people and injuring 156.

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