Alumina dust-laden goods train derails near Damanjodi

Jeypore: A goods train laden with alumina dust derailed near Damanjodi in Koraput district today.

Around 15 wagons got derailed thereby blocking movement of trains in Rayagada-Koraput route. Nobody was injured in the accident, sources said.

Hirakhand Express and some other passenger trains have been diverted due to the mishap. A rescue and relief train has been sent to the spot from Koraput. Cranes were pressed into service for restoration work.

Railways sources said the track will be cleared by tomorrow morning.

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