Samaleswari Express Hits Tower Car & Catches Fire, Four Injured

Rayagada : At least four persons were injured as Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleswari Express got derailed with its catching fire near Singapur Road-Keutguda in Odisha’a Rayagada district.

The fast moving train hit a tower car engaged in track repair work in the section. The mishap occurred a 4.30 pm today afternoon.

The engine also caught fire after it hit with the tower car and later it was detached from the Samaleswari rake, said railway officials.

Meanwhile the railway authorities have placed under suspension the station masters of Keutugud and Singapur road on the charge of dereliction of duty.