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Hirakhand Express Accident: At Least 36 Dead, Rescue Operations on

News18.com | January 22, 2017, 7:43 PM IST
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At least 36 people were killed and more than 60 received injuries after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday night.

The incident happened around 11 PM when the train was on its way to Bhubaneswar from Jagdalpur. Sabotage by Naxal cannot be ruled out. The investigating teams are looking into this aspect also, said JP Mishra, Chief PRO (East Coast Railways).

The casualty figure may increase as many passengers are still trapped.

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My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones due to the derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express. The tragedy is saddening: PM Modi

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Sabotage not ruled out in the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express mishap in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh: Sources

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