2 trains derail at the same spot within 10 hrs in UP
Sitapur: Two trains derailed at the same spot in a span of 10 hours in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, but no casualties were reported.
The engine of a goods train jumped the tracks near Sitapur Cantt station around 7.10 am on Tuesday at the exact same spot in Sitapur city in the district where the 54322 Burhwl- Balamau passenger train derailed around 9:40 pm on Monday, spokesperson of North Eastern Railway Alok Srivastava said. A section engineer (permanent way), who was in charge of the track, has been suspended, he said.
"The track was repaired after the first derailment and services were restored around 1.20 am. Multiple trains ran on the same track without any hitch until the goods train derailed in the morning," Srivastava added.
The divisional railway manager of North Eastern Railway, Alok Kumar, who rushed to the spot for inspection, said some trains were diverted following the second accident and the caution speed on the route was put at 10km/hr.
There has been a spate of train accidents in Uttar Pradesh over the past two months. On September 7, seven carriages of the Shaktipunj Express derailed in Sonbhadra district.