8 Coaches of Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Express Derail in Odisha's Cuttack, 20 Passengers Injured

8 Coaches of Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Express Derail in Odisha's Cuttack, 20 Passengers Injured

New Delhi, January 16, 2020: Eight coaches of the Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express derailed near Nergundi railway station in Odisha's Cuttack on Thursday morning, injuring 20 people. The mishap took place when the passenger train hit a goods train possibly because of low visibility due to dense fog.

Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), East Coast Railway, said: "Twenty people were injured after eight coaches of Lokmanya Tilak Express derailed near Salagaon. No casualty has been reported till now."

Authorities said the exact number and nature of injuries were being worked out but providing medical aid to injured passengers was first priority.

Five trains have diverted soon after the collision disrupted rail traffic, news agency ANI reported.

More details are awaited.