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Train collision in Odisha’s Cuttack leaves 2 dead, many hurt

Cuttack, Sep 29: Two people, including a woman have been reportedly killed and several injured in a collision between a Passenger train and a Goods train moving in a single track near Kathjodi Station here on Thursday evening.

Railway sources said the Bhubaneswar-Bhadrak passenger train hit the goods train from behind allegedly due to wrong signal on the track at around 6.30 pm.

Following the accident, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) launched helpline numbers (0674) 2490670, 2301525, 9437579238 .

Soon after the accident locals, police and railway rescue team rushed to the spot and rescued people. All the injured persons have been rushed to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.

Police officials informed that ambulances were arranged on the spot and the injured have been taken to SCB Medical College and Hospital. The reason of the collision is not clear yet, however it is being speculated that a lack of communication between the two vehicles might have triggered the accident.
Following the incident, trains along the route were halted at various places.

Meanwhile, accident relief and medical vans have been rushed to the spot for rescue operations.
Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissioner of Police YB Khurania, Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora, Cuttack district Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra and DRM (Khurda) and Railway Chief Safety Officer (ECoR) have also rushed to the accident site.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced free treatment to the injured. 

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