Jajpur: In a tragic incident, as many as eight wagons of a goods train derailed while some of them rammed into a waiting hall at Korei railway station in Jajpur district today, killing at least two persons and injuring many, reports said. According to information, the freight train was heading towards Chhatrapur from Dongoaposi when it derailed at around 6.44 am. The wagons crashed into the waiting hall killing the victims who were present inside the building.
It is being suspected that several persons are trapped under the derailed wagons while efforts were on by Fire Services personnel to rescue them. Sources said the accident claimed lives of four persons of a family– two men, a woman and a child. They were waiting for the Balasore-Bhubaneswar train. However, the officials were yet to confirm about the deaths.
The building of the railway station has been damaged due to the derailment. While both the lines were blocked after the mishap, Accident Relief Train and Accident Relief Medical Team have been directed to reach the site immediately, the East Coast Railway said. DRM, Khurda Road and other Branch officers have rushed to the accident spot for restoration work.