Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express train derails Live Updates: Several trains, including CSTM-Howrah Gitanjali Express, diverted, short terminated

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New Delhi | Updated: August 29, 2017 11:41:32 AM

Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express train derails Live Updates: Nine coaches and engine of Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express on Tuesday derailed near Titwala station.

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Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express train derails Live Updates: Nine coaches and engine of Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express on Tuesday derailed near Titwala station. The accident took place at around 6:35 AM. A sudden landslide has caused the derailment, according to Central Rail Chief PRO. No passenger was injured in the accident. Rescue operation is on and buses were arranged to take stranded passengers to Mumbai, said newly appointed Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani. The incident has affected the railway traffic movement, especially the local trains. Mumbai-Howrah Gitanjali Express has been diverted.

Track here for Live Updates of Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express train derailment

11:39 AM: Fourteen coaches of the high-speed Utkal Express jumped the tracks on August 19, with one of them crashing into a house adjacent to the track near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district, claiming 23 lives and over 60 injured.

11:36 AM: On August 25, six coaches of the Andheri-bound local train derailed in Mumbai, injuring six of its passengers.

11:33 AM: WATCH- Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express

11:31 AM: “Sectional officials and railway workers have arrived at the spot and the entire team has swung into action to rescue stranded passengers and restore traffic in the affected section,” Udasi said.

11:29 AM: “Our rescue team along with the Accident Relief Train along with engineering staff has reached the spot,” he said.

11:27 AM: This is the fourth train derailment in the country in a a span of 10 days.

11:25 AM: About 100 passengers were wounded when 10 coaches of the Kaifiyat Express train derailed in UP’s Auraiya district after crashing into a dumper which strayed on to the tracks.

11:23 AM: Nine coaches and locomotive derailed near Titwala due to landslide officials say, no casualties.

11:22 AM: Traffic operations in the affected section have been stopped and few trains have been diverted and short-terminated, official said.

11:20 AM: A statement issued by the Central Railway said, “12859 CSTM-Howrah Gitanjali Express has been diverted via Kalyan-Karjat-Pune-Daund-Manmad route.”

11:18 AM: WATCH- Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express derails; all you want to know

11:15 AM: A team of doctors as well as senior officers are at the spot.

11:13 AM: Proper arrangements have been made to transport stranded passengers from the site to CSMT or other destinations by buses and taxis.

11:11 AM: The train had a total of 18 coaches. Helpline numbers have been set up at CSMT, Thane, Kalyan, Dadar and Nagpur stations to help passengers.

11:09 AM: The engine and nine coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed between Vasind and Asangaon stations in Maharashtra early today following a landslide, a senior railway official said.

11:07 AM: The accident took place at 6:36 am. No passenger is reported to be injured in the incident so far, Sunil Udasi, Chief PRO of the Central Railway, said. Udasi said the derailment was caused due to a landslide.

11:05 AM: “The cause (of derailment) is sudden landslide due to heavy rains. But graciously enough, the driver did an excellent job of applying emergency breaks,” Udasi said.

11:03 AM: However, another railway official said the exact cause of the derailment was not yet clear. “It is suspected that a portion of the tracks was washed away due to heavy rains in the Kasara Ghats section since there has been long spell of incessant and torrential rains since the past few days,” the official said.

11:01 AM: WATCH- Another train derailment, this time Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express

10:59 AM: Initial reports were of derailment of 7 coaches, but latest update says engine and 9 coaches derailed, says Railways spokesAnil Saxena.

10:57 AM: Sudden landslide caused Duronto Express derailment, says confirms Central Rail Chief PRO. He said that excellent job by driver of applying emergency breaks

10:55 AM: Four trains diverted via Kalyan, Lonavala, Pune, Daund and Manmad, according to reports

10:53 AM: GM, DRM and other officers reach Duronto Express derailment site, according to ANI report.

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10:51 AM: Locomotive and 9 coaches derailed, prima facie suggests landslide engulfed tracks; repair work at the site started, said Railway Board Chairman Ashwini Lohani

10:49 AM: Lohani said that no passengers were injured. “Buses have been arranged to ferry stranded passengers to Mumbai,” said the Railway Board Chairman.

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