Rail traffic restored in Himachal Pradesh

August 11th, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS  


Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) Rail traffic was restored Monday afternoon on the Jogindernagar-Pathankot section after a train derailed in Himachal Pradesh, a senior official said. The accident occurred Sunday near Palampur town, about 240 km from here.

The train was on its way from Pathankot town in Punjab to Jogindernagar town in Himachal Pradesh.

More than 300 persons were travelling on the train. Seven people sustained minor injuries.

“The track was repaired and the traffic was restored in the afternoon,” Kangra’s superintendent of police Atul Kumar Fulzele told IANS.

Sources in the railway police said the track at the site of the accident was in a poor condition.

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