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Odisha: 6 labourers runover by goods train in Jajpur days after Balasore tragedy

Six workmen who were resting underneath the halted carriage of an Odisha freight train on Wednesday were tragically killed, days after the Balasore railway catastrophe, in the Jajpur district of the eastern state.

A cargo train ploughed over six persons who were resting on railway tracks in Jajpur, Odisha, on Wednesday, killing one of them and injuring three others. They were all sound asleep beneath the goods train that was parked there and killed the helpless individuals.

While rescuers are recovering damaged bodies, the identities of the deceased are yet unknown. Railway sources claim that the train suddenly began to move even though there was no engine attached to the bogie.

Another railway accident was reported from Odisha’s Bargarh district on Monday, a day after a triple train collision in Balasore that left almost 275 people dead. Odisha is still coming to terms with this tragedy.

In the event, a cargo train hauling limestones derailed. However, there were no reported injuries. It’s unclear why the train derailed right now. Three days have passed since the Coromandel disaster, one of India’s most tragic train accidents since Independence, when the freight train derailed.

The disaster, which was most likely caused by a “signalling failure,” has been requested to be investigated by the CBI by Railway Minister Ashwini Vainshnaw.

In Bokaro, Jharkhand, on Tuesday, a tractor collided with the railway gate, preventing a serious train accident. According to railway officials, the event happened when the New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express (train number 22812) was departing from the vicinity of the Santhaldih railway crossing, close to the Bhojudih railway station.

Two oil tankers from a cargo train that crashed on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur railway division. Restoration works, according to a Railway official, are now under progress.

According to West Central Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Rahul Shrivastava, the oil tankers left the track on Tuesday night while the freight train was on the siding line of an oil store close to Bhitoni railway station.

Restoration in these situations is often done during the day, therefore the process began on Wednesday just after sunrise, he said. According to him, the derailed oil tankers were in the fifth and sixth positions on the rake.

A cargo train carrying coal derailed on Wednesday near the Boko Kamrup district in Assam as well. No casualties or injuries have been reported in connection with the event, according to Northeast Frontier Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer, Sabyasachi De.

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