Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) Passengers on the Avadh-Assam Express had a providential escape after the train’s three coaches derailed here Saturday, officials said.
The cause behind the derailment, which subsequently damaged several metres of the railway tracks, is yet to be established.
“All the passengers are safe. We have initiated an enquiry to know the reason behind the derailment,” senior divisional security officer (DSO) Janki Prasad told reporters in Moradabad, some 200 km from Lucknow.
“The last three coaches of the train that derailed have been detached from the train and their passengers have been adjusted in other coaches,” he added.
Officials said at the time of derailment, the speed of the train was quite slow, otherwise it could have resulted in a major mishap.
The train was heading towards Delhi from Guwahati.