Passenger train collides with goods train in Uttar Pradesh

November 28th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) Amritsar bound Jansewa Express train collided with a goods train in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district as the passenger train driver “overshot” a red signal while the other train was changing tracks. There were no casualties, an official said Friday.”The accident took place near the Chanheti station in Bareilly as the driver of the Jansewa Express 5609 `overshot’ the red signal after which the train hit sideways with the goods train that was changing tracks,” government railway police (GRP) circle officer Alok Shrama told IANS by phone.

The trains were moving at a speed of about 12 km per hour, he added.

Six coaches of the Jansewa Express and five wagons of the goods train were derailed, disrupting train traffic, officials said.

Bareilly is some 250-km from here.

According to railway officials, none of the passengers of the Jansewa Express were injured.

The passengers were transferred to another Amritsar bound train. An inquiry has been initiated, officials added.

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