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3 injured as Jhelum Express derails in Punjab

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Ludhia, Oct 4: At least three persons were injured when 10 coaches of the Jhelum Express passenger train derailed in Ludhia district of Punjab, the state police said on Tuesday. Eleven trains were cancelled as the derailed coaches sprawled across both up and down tracks. The accident took place around 3.10 a.m. between Ludhia and Phillaur town, 125 km from Chandigarh. The train had 24 coaches. A major tragedy was averted as the train derailed before a bridge of the Sutlej river. The train was en route to Pune from Jammu Tawi. Rail traffic between the Ludhia-Jalandhar section was affected as both the up and down tracks were blocked due to the derailment, a railway spokesman said. “Eleven trains have been cancelled and about 13 trains diverted. The accident took place in the area of Ferozepur division,” the spokesman said. (IANS)

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