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Two dead, several injured as goods train derails in Odisha

The Railway Station Building was also damaged due to the derailment.

Statesman News Service | Bhubaneswar |

At least two persons were killed and several others injured as a goods train derailed and crashed into the passenger waiting room at about 6.44 am on Monday at Korai Station in Bhadrak-Kapilas Road Railway Section under Khurda Road Railway Division of East Coast Railway.

Both the lines have been blocked. Two deaths have been reported so far. The toll may go up as some of the injured persons are reported critical, said railway officials.

The Railway Station Building was also damaged due to the derailment. The Accident Relief Train and the Accident Relief Medical Team have rushed to the accident site, they said.

Divisional Railway Manager, Khurda Road along with other Branch officers also rushed to the accident spot to took stock of the situation and expedite the restoration work, they said.

“The exact cause of the derailment is yet to be ascertained. Railway teams have started work to restore the lines,” added the official.