Odisha train accident: 8 bogies of Mumbai-Bhubaneswar LTT Express derail near Cuttack, at least 20 injured

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Updated: January 16, 2020 10:33:34 AM

Cuttack train accident: According to reports, passengers who have suffered serious injuries are being shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.

lokmanya tilak, train accident today,lokmanya tilak train, lokmanya tilak express, ltt express, 12879,Eight bogies of Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) Express derailed near Cuttack. (Photo/ANI)

Cuttack train accident news: Several people have reportedly been injured as eight bogies of Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) Express derailed near Cuttack in Odisha on Thursday morning. Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), East Coast Railway said 20 people have suffered injuries in the accident.  The accident occurred between Salagaon and Nergundi railway stations. Local media reported that the region was engulfed in heavy fog when the mishap took place.

Railway accident medical train and several ambulances are at the spot as relief and rescue work continues. According to reports, passengers who have suffered serious injuries are being shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.

Top Railway officials have rushed to accident site.

Rail traffic on the section has been affected due to the accident and at least  five trains have been diverted.

The East Coast Railway has issued a helpline number – 1072  for information concerning the injured passengers and other details.

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