On Wednesday morning, at Gurpa railway station on the Gaya-Koderma section of the Dhanbad division of the East Central Railway (ECR), at least 53 waggons of a cargo train carrying coal derailed. An engine dragged a waggon of the derailed goods train, and passengers could be seen running away from the scene after 53 waggons of the goods train derailed close to Gurpa station on the Gaya-Koderma railway line.
According to a statement from East Central Railway (ECR), the event happened at roughly 6.24 am between Koderma and Manpur railway stations in the Dhanbad division.
According to the East Central Railway, the incident caused rail traffic on the section’s Up and Down lines to be disrupted.
The incident caused fear at the railway station, and the incident’s footage is becoming viral on social media. “On October 26, 2202, near Gurpa station between Koderma and Manpur railway section of Dhanbad division at 6:24 a.m., 53 waggons of a coal-loaded goods train derailed, disrupting rail traffic on the Up and Down lines. No one has been hurt as a result of the event, East Central Railway announced in a tweet.
According to a top ECR Zone official who was mentioned, “We still don’t know what caused this specifically. The lines are currently being restored by railroad teams.” Fortunately, no one was hurt as a result of the incident.
Following the event, the statement indicated that ten trains were redirected to other lines and four were partially terminated. In light of the derailment of a freight train at Gurpa in the Dhanbad division, the railway has also provided hotline numbers for the convenience of travellers.
According to a further update from East Central Railway, partial terminations have been made to the 13305 Dhanbad-Dehri On Sone Intercity Express, 13553 Asansol-Varanasi Express, 13546 Gaya-Asansol Express, and 13545 Asansol-Gaya Express, all of which are scheduled to depart from Dhanbad.