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Aug 18, 2012 at 03:21pm IST

Train engine derailed at Kanpur, none hurt

Kanpur: The engine of the Shramshakti Express derailed on Saturday morning in a yard near Kanpur station, disrupting train traffic on the Jhansi-Banda route.

No passenger was injured in the derailment. The incident took place at 6 am when the train was coming to Kanpur from Delhi and halted at Juhi Yard just near the main station.

As soon as the train started from Juhi Yard, the engine of the train derailed. However, as the train was moving at a slow speed, no passenger was injured, Sandeep Mathur, Chief PRO, North Central Railway, said.

Train engine derailed at Kanpur, none hurt

The incident took place at 6 am when the train was coming to Kanpur from Delhi and halted at Juhi Yard.

All the passengers disembarked at the Juhi Yard itself as it was close to the main station.

Though the Delhi-Howrah route has not been affected by the derailment, the Jhansi-Banda route has been disrupted. Work is on to restore traffic on this route, he added.

A probe has been ordered to check the cause of the derailment and the driver of engine will also be examined to determine whether he was drunk at the time of incident.

"It will be examined whether the driver was drunk at the time of incident, guards and other staff of the train will also be questioned," said Sandeep Mathur, Chief PRO, North Central Railway.

The Jhansi-Banda route has been restored at 09:50 am and traffic is normal in both Jhansi-Banda and Delhi-Howrah route, he said.

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