In the early hours of Sunday, two freight trains collided near Bankura in West Bengal, causing 12 bogies to derrail at the Onda station.

The collision occurred between the two locomotives on Sunday at about 4 am.

Twelve wagons of the two goods trains derailed as a result of one of the trains colliding with the other from behind.

According to reports, no one was hurt, however, the driver of one of the freight trains sustained minor wounds as a result of the collision.

According to a statement by railway officials, “Both were empty goods trains and the reason of the accident and how both trains collided is still not clear. The train services in Adra division have been affected by this accident. ADRA Division serves four districts of West Bengal viz. West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia and Burdwan and three districts of Jharkhand viz Dhanbad, Bokaro and Singhbhum and it comes under the south-eastern Railway.”

Rail authorities are trying to open the upline as fast as possible as few trains like Purulia Express can move from this section.

The event occurred just one month after a terrible triple train catastrophe in Odisha that killed at least 275 people and involved the Coromandel Express and two other trains.

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