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Jharkhand train mishap toll 8

January 13, 2007 09:31 IST
Last Updated: January 13, 2007 15:57 IST

The toll in the train derailment between Hehegarha and Kumumdih railway stations in Jharkhand rose to 8 on Saturday with all the bodies recovered, Divisional Railway Manager Ajay Shukla said.

The eight were unauthorised travellers in the brake van of the goods train that derailed on Friday, and efforts were on to ascertain whether anyone else was still trapped under the wagons, he told PTI.

The train's guard and the driver of the pilot engine were also injured.

The goods train was crossing a small bridge in the Central Industrial Coalfields section on the central India chord at Dhanbad when the pilot engine, the guard bogie and a wagon, all linked to the rear-side, derailed.

The coal-laden goods train was heading to Panipath from Barwadhi, he said adding, the accident has obstructed train movement on the route.

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