Mumbai-bound Duronto Express derails in Karnataka; 2 dead, 7 injured

At least two passengers were killed and eight others injured when nine coaches of Mumbai-bound Duronto Express train from Secunderabad derailed near Gulbarga in Karnataka.

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Martur (MR), Gulbarga, Solapur Division, Maharashtra: At least two passengers died and seven people were injured after nine coaches of Duronto Express derailed in Karnataka on Saturday morning.

9 coaches of 12220 Secunderabad-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Duranto Express derailed at Martur Railway station near Gulbarga at 0215 Hrs on the Solapur Division of Central Railway blocking Up and Dn lines on Wadi-Gulbarga railway section.

Duronto Derailment MarturAs per the Central Railway’s statement, coaches B-7, B-8, B-9, Pantry Car, H-1, A-1, A-2, A-3 and Generator Car got derailed and 46-year-old Jyoti and 28-year-old Lata, who were going from Hyderabad to Pune, lost their lives in the incident.

It further read: “injured have been rushed to the nearest hospital at Gulbarga, Brake Down trains from Solapur, Daund and Wadi have been rushed to the site and senior railway officers have reached the site to oversee the restoration work.”

“Dn main line has been restored for rail traffic.”

Addressing the incident, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu took to his Twitter page to say that he had ordered an inquiry into the incident.

“Saddened by Duranto accident. Ordered enquiry. Immediate medical relief and other assistance rushed. Chair Rail board asked to rush,” he wrote in a series of tweets.

“All injured bring rushed to hospitals and treated by medical team. We give ex-gratia to injured, unfortunate families of dead. monitoring it. All possible assistance is provided to all affected, all being rescued. Very unfortunate for this. Cause investigated to take action,” he added.

Duronto Derailment Martur2Prabhu further wrote: “All 7 injured rushed to civil hospital, treatment on,rail doctors are on job. All arrangements made to take others to destination,special train. All possible help being provided to affected families and passengers. Chairman Rail Board, GM, DRM, all orders to be on rescue job.

The cause of the derailment was not immediately known.

Due to derailment of train no.12220 Secunderabad-Mumbai LTT Duronto Express at Martur Station on Solapur Division of Central Railway, following trains have been cancelled / partially cancelled:

Trains cancelled:  Raichur-Bijapur passenger train (Train No. 57134 ) scheduled to leave Raichur at 07.00 hrs on Saturday has been cancelled. South Central Railway also cancelled Train No. 12219 Mumbai LTT – Secunderabad Duronto Express scheduled to leave Mumbai LTT at 23:05 hrs today i.e., on 12.09.2015 is cancelled.

Trains partially cancelled:  Falaknuma-Gulbarga passenger train (Train No. 57660) which left Falaknuma on Saturday has been short terminated at Chittapur station and partially cancelled between Chittapur-Gulbarga.