Around 25 people have been seriously injured when 7 bogies of Udyog Nagri express derailed and out of which two bogies fell into a 15 feet gorge in Madhya Pradesh.
The train derailed between Sourai and Sumer stations near Vidisha at 6:20 AM, Divisional Railway Manager, Ghanshyam Singh said. The train was traveling from Mumbai to Lucknow.
Two rescue teams from Bhopla and Bina has reached the site.
“At least 25 passengers suffered injuries in the mishap,” Railway Superintendent of Police, IP Arjaria said.
However, Central Railway Spokesperson Anil Kumar Saxena said 12 people were injured in the mishap, five of them seriously.
A medical team has reached the spot and the injured, including three pregnant women, have been admitted to a district hospital in Vidisha.
“Seven among the injured are critical…relief is being provided at the station,” Superintendent of Police, Railway, I.P. Arjaria said.
According to the reports, there can be an increase in the number of injured people.
Following the mishap, traffic has been disrupted on the track connecting Bhopal with Delhi.
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This is the third rail accident in less than a month in Madhya Pradesh.
An express train hit a water tanker in Gwalior district on Sunday. However, no loss of life and property was reported.
On April 18, a Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express had caught fire in the state.