first_imgKolkata: A bogie of the Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express derailed near Panskura Station in East Midnapore on Tuesday morning.However, as the train was moving slow, none was injured in the incident that took place between Bhogpur and Panskura stations in the Howrah-Kharagpur section at around 7.10 am, a spokesperson of South Eastern Railway said. According to the official, the wheel of chair car coach B-3, which was the sixth bogie from the engine, derailed, resulting in panic among the passengers who were travelling in it. The matter was immediately informed to the senior officials of South Eastern Railway. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAn accident relief train immediately rushed to the spot which is about 67 kilometres away from Howrah, with senior railway officials and engineers. The train resumed its journey towards Puri after the affected bogie was detached from the rake. The bogie was dragged a few metres from the spot where it had derailed. A senior official of South Eastern Railway said that 12703 Howrah-Secundrabad Faluknama Express halted at all stoppages of Dhauli Express up to Khurda Road Station, so that passengers en route do not face any inconvenience. Helpline numbers were made available at various stations including Howrah, Cuttak and Balasore in Odisha. Senior railway officials have started a probe in this regard. They are investigating to know if the bogie derailed due to any technical glitch. The technical management experts of South Eastern Railway also visited the spot.last_img

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