Samaleswari Express fire mishap: Hirakhand Express diverted, 3 trains partially cancelled

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Bhubaneswar: The Railways on Tuesday diverted Hirakhand Express and partially cancelled three trains following the fire mishap in Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleswari Express.

The engine of 18005 Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleswari Express caught fire after it hit a Tower Car near Rayagada today. Two railway staff were charred to death in the mishap.

In view of the mishap, the railways has diverted Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express.

“18448 Jagadalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express from Jagdalpur on 25th June will run on diverted route via Koraput-Kottavalasa-Vizianagaram route bypassing Koraput-Rayagada-Vizianagaram Section,” the railways said in a statement.

Besides, three trains have been partially cancelled following the mishap.

Partially cancelled trains

  • 18108 Jagadalpur-Rourkela Express from Jagadalpur today will run up to Laxmipur Road and will run as a passenger special from Laxmipur to Jagadalpur.
  • 58301/58302 Sambalpur-Koraput-Sambalpur Passenger from Sambalpur on 25th & from Koraput on 26th June, 2019 will run between Sambalpur and Rayagada and will remain cancelled between Rayagada and Koraput from both the directions.
  • 18005/18006 Howrah-Jagadalpur-Howrah Samaleshwari Express from Howrah on 24th and from Jagadalpur on 26th June, 2019 will run between Rayagada & Howrah and remain cancelled between Rayagada & Jagadalpur from both the directions.

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