Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Express Derails In Muzaffarnagar, 23 Dead

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Muzaffarnagar:  Six coaches of Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derails in Muzaffarnagar’s Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh. Dozen feared dead, 250 passengers were on board.

Six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar’s Khatauli on Saturday, according to news agency ANI.

According to reports, at least a dozen people were injured in the accident and have been rushed to a local hospital. The rescue operations are under way.

The local district administration officials have rushed to the derailment site. The derailment is likely to affect train movements on the busy Northern Railway route.

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