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May 06 2012 (15:31)  Punjab Mail derails in Haryana, 25 injured (
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Rohtak (Haryana): At least 25 passengers were injured when eight bogies of an express train traveling from Firozpur Cantt in Punjab to Mumbai CST in Maharashtra derailed at Rohtak on wee hours of Sunday Monday. The reason of derailment is said to be crack on railway track. The derailment took place at around 3:30 AM between Kharwar and Sampla stations, about 20 kilometres away from Rohtak railway station. Eight bogies of the train jumped the tracks, injuring at least two dozen passengers. The coaches that derailed include sleeper coaches from S-5 to S-10, apart from the guard-cum-luggage van. Later, police and railway emergency train reached to the incident place and taken 19 seriously injured passengers to PGI Rohtak for treatment. However, any casualty was not reported till witting the story. Meanwhile, rescue operation was on full swing so that the track would be cleared for...
other trains. Talking to media, Public Relations Officer (Railways)- Anil Saxena said, “One passenger has received serious injuries while other have sustained minor. Due to incident, rail traffic between Delhi and Rohtak has been affected; our teams have reached the spot and are trying to clear the tracks.” The PRO said, “Union Railways Minister- Mukul Roy has sought report of Rohtak derailment and he himself spoke to the driver of the ill-fated express train as well as the hospital authorities this morning. The Railways has decided to bear treatment cost of passengers."
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