Goods train derails as Maoists remove tracks in Chhattisgarh

By: | Published: June 24, 2018 8:28 PM

The engines and 24 wagons of a goods train derailed as suspected Maoists uprooted the tracks in the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam railway section, officials said on Sunday.

good trains derails, maoists removes tracks, chattisgarh,  Kirandul Visakhapatnam railway section, BacheliThe derailment late on Saturday has disrupted railway traffic on the route. (Representative image: PTI)

The engines and 24 wagons of a goods train derailed as suspected Maoists uprooted the tracks in the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam railway section, officials said on Sunday. The derailment late on Saturday has disrupted railway traffic on the route. According to the railway officials, the iron ore-carrying goods train on way to Visakhapatnam from Bacheli got derailed between Bhansi and Kamalur stations in Chhattisgarh as the tracks had been removed.

Rescue teams were working on a war-footing to restore traffic on the route when reports last came in. Maoists have announced an anti-repression week from June 26 to July 4. This is the first Maoist incident since they made the announcement.

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