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Ahmedabad-bound Rajdhani Express derails in Rajasthan
December 13, 2007 08:35 IST
At least eleven bogies of an Ahmedabad-bound Rajdhani Express derailed between Sirohi and Banas stations in Rajasthan near the border with Gujarat on Thursday morning, the police said. Five passengers were injured.
The accident happened around 5:55 am, SP, Sirohi, Rani Mittal said. The derailment may have occurred due to a "broken track", the officials said.
The train was going at top speed when the driver felt two heavy jerks, after which he applied the brakes, they said.
Only the engine and guard coaches did not derail.
Emergency services from Ahmedabad, Ajmer and Jaipur have been rushed to the spot. Railway officials have also reached the site.
Passengers will be ferried by buses to Abu Road station, from where they will be taken to Ahmedabad.