Truck hits Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express, two coaches derail

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Thandla: At least two coaches of a Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express derailed on Thursday after a speeding truck dashed into it near Thandla in Madhya Pradesh. Though no passengers were injured, the truck driver died on the spot.

According to reports, the truck broke the barricade near Thandla crossing, in Madhya Pradesh and rammed into the running train.

According to Railway Ministry’s Media and Corporate Communication Director Rajesh Dutt Bajpai, the incident took place at around 6.44 am when the truck broke the gates of a manned level crossing and hit the B7 and B8 coach of the Hazrat Nizamuddin-Trivandrum Rajdhani Express.

As per available information, all the passengers of the two coaches were shifted to the other coaches while 12431 Rajdhani Express continued ahead, leaving the affected coaches behind.

While, the concerned crossing was closed for vehicular movement, restoration work is underway to resume services along the lines at the earliest, the Western Railways said.

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