LIVE UPDATES: Major developments, Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto derailment

New Delhi: Here are the major developments after six coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto express derailed near Maharashtra's Asangaon early today. No passenger was reported to be injured in the incident, Sunil Udasi, chief PRO of the Central Railway, said.

The accident took place around 6:35 AM near the Asangaon railway station. Six coaches of the train jumped the tracks, another railway official said.

These are the updated developments:


-Prima facie reason for Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express derailment seems to be massive landslide: Central Railway Sources

-1 board member, Gen Mgr &DRM ordered to reach derailment site to provide extensive help to passengers: Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani

-Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express: Kasara and Asangaon suburban trains are running up to Titwala only. CSTM-Howrah Gitanjali Express diverted.

-Loco and 7 coaches have derailed. No casualties, injuries according to latest report: Central Railway Chief PRO Sunil Udasi 

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-"Our rescue team along with the Accident Relief Train with engineering staff is reaching at the spot," Sunil Udasi, chief PRO of the Central Railway, said.

- A team of doctors has reached the spot and they are working on war footing to reach out to the stranded passengers and offer relief and restore the railway traffic on the route.


-Central Railway spokesperson Anil Saxena also said that no casualty or injury has been reported in the incident.

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