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Odisha:  goods train derails,  9 wagons fall into river

Nine  wagons of the train carrying wheat plunged into the river around 2.30 am

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BHUBANESWAR-  At least nine wagons  of a goods train running on the Angul-Talcher Road route of East Coast Railways derailed in the early hours of Tuesday and fell into a river, officials said.

Nine  wagons of the train carrying wheat plunged into the river around 2.30 am, but the loco pilot and other staff were reported to be safe as the engine remained on the track, they said.

According to the East Coast Railways, the accident happened around 2:35 am and a goods train from Firoz Nagar to Khurda Road left Angul Station at 0215hrs and derailed KMs 167/2 between Angul and Talcher Road (2km from Talcher Road).

Heavy rain in the wake of a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal is likely to have caused the accident on a bridge over river Nandira when the goods train was on its way from Firozpur to Khurda Road, the officials said.

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