Duronto Express Derails in Karnataka, 2 Killed


Kalburgi: In yet another tragic mishap involving the Indian Railways, two people were killed and at least eight others sustained injuries when nine coaches of a Mumbai-bound train derailed near Kalburgi in Karnataka early on Saturday.

The incident took place at Martur village station, about 20 kilometres from Kalburgi. Two persons were killed and eight injured in the mishap, Amit Singh, Kalburgi Superintendent of Police, said.

“Two people died and eight others are injured after Mumbai-bound Lokmanya Tilak Express from Secunderabad derailed at Martur station,” he said.

Singh said nine coaches of the train derailed between 2.15am to 2.20am.

The rescue operations are on and the injured people have been rushed to Solapur Government Hospital in Maharashtra, Singh added.