Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

10 coaches of Jhelum Express derail near Ludhiana, 3 injured

Narada Desk | October 4, 2016 9:38 am Print
Four trains along the route were consequently cancelled
Indian Railways

At least three people were injured after 10 coaches of the Jhelum Express coming from Jammu derailed early Tuesday morning near Ludhiana in Punjab on its way to Pune, leaving three people injured.

The injured had been sent to Civil Hospital Ludhiana, the Ministry of Railways tweeted.

“11078 (Jhelum exp) derailed on approach to river Sutlej bridge Philore- Ladowal sec NR/ FZR div, No casualty and only 2 minor injuries,” the ministry tweeted.

Four trains along the route were consequently cancelled. Bogies from S-1 to S-8, B-5 and the pantry car were damaged, The Tribune reported. The front portion of the train including the engine and 8 coaches has been moved to the next station and the rear coaches have been moved to Phillor.

“Some trains have been cancelled and diverted. The Northern Railways will provide a list of the affected trains. The accident took place in the area of Ferozepur division of Northern Railways,” the spokesman for the railways said.