CUTTACK: At least 20 passengers were reportedly injured, five of them critically, after Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) Express derailed near Nergundi railway station in Odisha’s Cuttack district on Thursday morning.
The mishap occurred at around 7 am, reports said.
According to initial reports, about eight coaches of the super fast express derailed after hitting a guard van of a goods train between Salagaon and Nergundi possibly due to dense fog.
While five coaches derailed, three other coaches partially got displaced from the tracks.
Chief public relations officer (CPRO) of East Coast Railway (ECoR), J. P. Mishra confirmed that 20 passengers were injured of which five received major injuries.
“There was no report of any casualty in the mishap and all passengers are out of danger,” the CPRO added.
Fire services personnel and ambulances immediately reached the spot to carry out the rescue operation. However, the rescue operations were initially affected by the foggy conditions.
The injured passengers were shifted to a local hospital while five critically injured passengers shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital.
“As many as 10 persons including two women and two children were admitted to casualty ward; one has been discharged after first-aid, three passengers sustained injuries on the head and are closely monitored,” said Cuttack SCB Hospital Emergency Officer Dr Bhubanananda Maharana. “A special team comprising doctors from Orthopaedics, Neuro Surgery and other departments are monitoring the situation. Presently 15 people, including four women and two children are undergoing treatment,” said Dr Maharana....