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20 passengers injured as train derails in Kashmir

Last updated on: November 23, 2011 13:23 IST

In a first train mishap in Kashmir Valley, at least 20 passengers were injured when a Qazigund to Srinagar train derailed at Sadhora village in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Wednesday afternoon.

Police sources said that the engine and two bogies of the train went off the track. Police and rescue teams reached the accident spot immediately and the injured were evacuated to nearby hospitals for treatment.

"All the passengers were evacuated safely and senior police officials, along with more rescue teams, are on their way to the accident spot," a senior police officer told rediff.com.

This is the third major train mishap in the last two days after seven passengers were killed when two AC bogies of the Howrah-Dehradoon express caught fire in Jharkhand, and four passengers were injured in a train collision in Odisha earlier in the day.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar