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Six wagons of a goods train derailed in between Monkey Hill-Khandala section of the Western Ghats, leading to the CR cancelling 10 trains, diverting three and short-terminating five long-distance trains in various directions, hitting the people commuting between Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Nashik. No casualties or injuries were reported in the incident as the train was travelling at a very low speed, said spokesperson for the Northern Railways Neeraj Sharma.

According to the official reports, this is the third such train derailment in the state in the last month.

Engine and power vehicle of the superfast train coming from Ranchi derailed in New Delhi's Shivaji Bridge.

The Rajdhani Express was heading to the New Delhi Railway Station from Ranchi in Jharkhand.

Earlier, at least seven coaches of the Shaktipunj Express derailed near Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh. All the passengers were reported to be safe and no one was injured in the incident.

Udasi said that senior railway officials had rushed to the accident site and were working to clear the traffic. Days later - on August 23 - the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express collided with a dumper and went off tracks in UP's Auraiya district, injuring over 100 people.

And on August 19, 14 coaches of Utkal Express derailed in the same state, killing at least 24 people and injuring over 150 others.

The derailment saga is continuing in Indian Railways. However ever since Piyush Goyal took over the charge of Union Railway Minister, 2 trains have derailed.

The mishap had left 150 others injured.


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