West Bengal: Two Goods Trains Collide In Bankura, 12 Wagons Derailed; No Casualties Reported

Two goods trains collided in the Onda station in West Bengal which led to the derailment of 12 bogies. Reportedly the loco pilot is injured but no casualties have been found as of yet.

Goods train derailment in Bankura, West Bengal

Around 4 am on Sunday, two goods train in Onda station in West Bengal's Bankura district collided which led to the derailment of 12 wagons of the two trains. 

Reportedly one train hit the other from behind during the collision.

No casualties have been reported as of yet but the reports confirm that the loco pilot of one of the goods train was injured. The injuries were minor.

According to the reports, "Rail operation on Kharagpur–Bankura–Adra line has been halted."

Reportedly, a statement by railway officials said, “Both were empty goods trains and the reason of the accident and how both trains collided is still not clear. The train services in Adra division have been affected by this accident. ADRA Division serves four districts of West Bengal viz. West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia and Burdwan and three districts of Jharkhand viz Dhanbad, Bokaro and Singhbhum and it comes under the south-eastern Railway.”

Reports said that the rail authorities are trying to open the upline as soon as possible for the traffic so that the trains like Purulia Express can move from this section. 

At the beginning of the month, Odisha saw one of the deadliest train accidents in the country when three trains collided leading to the deaths of nearly 300 passengers. 

(This is a developing story. Updates will be added)