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Samata Express derails near Arand

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Passengers of Hazrat Nizamuddin-Vishapkapatnam Samata Express had a narrow escape today when its engine derailed near Arand railway station in Chhattisgarh, about 200 kms from here, but no one was injured.

However, rail services through the track were affected for about five hours due to the derailment at an area between Arand and Bhimkhoj stations in Raipur section.

Senior officials rushed to the spot to supervise restoration work and after nearly five hours of efforts, rail traffic through the track resumed, a senior Railway official said.

The cause of derailment is yet to be ascertained, he said.

Relief and medical trains were sent to the spot from here. As the Samata Express was stranded at the site for about five hours, its passengers were provided with food, water and other essentials, the official said.

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