Five oil tankers of goods train derailed in Uttar Pradesh

November 11th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Nov 11 (IANS) Thousands of litres of diesel were spilled and train services on the Sitapur-Delhi route were disrupted after five oil tankers of a goods train derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district Thursday, officials said. No casualty was reported.

The mishap took place two km from the Roja junction and resulted in a massive spillage from the derailed tankers that contained diesel.

“Thousands of litres of the oil have leaked following the derailment. On an average, one tanker has the storage capacity of 75,000 litre,” a railway official said.

The train was heading to Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district from Jalpaiguri.

“Rail tracks have been badly damaged due to the derailment,” Government Railway Police inspector Arvind Singh told reporters in Shahjahanpur, some 150 km from here.

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