Train Services Resume On Koraput-Rayagada Route

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Bhubaneswar: Train services between Koraput and Rayagada route, which were disrupted following the accident involving 18005 Howrah-Jagdalpur Samaleswari Express on Tuesday afternoon, resumed on Wednesday after the repair of the rail track.

Till reports last came in, the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express and Rayagada-Jagdalpur Express trains left for their destinations in the morning.

Following the accident, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) had diverted the Hirakhand Express and partially cancelled 18108 Jagadalpur-Rourkela Express, 58301/58302 Sambalpur-Koraput-Sambalpur Passenger and 18005/18006 Howrah-Jagadalpur-Howrah Samaleswari Express.

Three railway employees had died in the fire that engulfed the engine of 18005 Howrah-Jagdalpur-Samaleswari Express after the train hit a tower car engaged in repair work between Keutguda and Singapur Road in Rayagada at around 4:30 pm on Tuesday.

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