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Local train from Midnapore to Howrah derails

Many passengers got stuck at Kharagpur station for a long time

Anshuman Phadikar Tamluk(EastMidnapore) Published 11.06.23, 07:35 AM
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The last down local train of the night from Midnapore to Howrah derailed before entering Kharagpur station on Saturday night.

The train came to a halt around 9.30pm with a loud noise. Animesh Hazra, a schoolteacher who was returning to Mecheda, said: “The train got derailed and stopped with a loud noise. We had to walk about 3km to reach Kharagpur station. No alternative train was arranged for our return to our respective destinations.”

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Many passengers got stuck at Kharagpur station for a long time.

South Eastern Railway PRO Aditya Chowdhury told The Telegraph that no one was injured in the accident.

The work of bringing the train back on the line is going on. The train will reach Howrah as the last local of the night, Chowdhury said.

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