Two trains derail in Madhya Pradesh, no human loss reported

Betul (Madhya Pradesh), May 10: Two trains went off the track in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, disrupting railway services. However, no loss of human life was reported.

Eight wagons of a goods train got derailed in Betul district, knocking down several electrical poles and overhead equipment.

Railway official, Namdeo Rabde, said further investigations are taking place to ascertain the reason behind the accident.

“The wagons attached to the engine got derailed,” said Rabde.

Another major train accident was averted after a train engine got derailed in Raisen district on Saturday after a herd of cattle strayed onto railway tracks.

Railway Board Chairman, Arunendra Kumar, said the train ran over around four to five cows in the accident.

“Madras Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express has got derailed because about four to five cattle got run over and the driver, loco-pilots tried their best to stop the train under the safety standards specified but these cattle got run over and because of that the first two wheels of the locomotive got derailed. There is no report of any kind of loss,” said Kumar in New Delhi. (ANI)