Goods train derailed after Naxals uproot tracks in Bastar

Two engines and three bogies of a goods train derailed in Bastar district tonight after suspected Naxalites uprooted the railway track, a senior police officer said. “A police team has been dispatched to Badekaklur area in Bastar district after report of the ultras uprooting the railway track received tonight,”

Special Director General (Anti-Naxal Operations) Ramnivas said. According to preliminary information, three coaches and two locomotives jumped off the track in the area which is a Naxal stronghold. Freight trains for Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh usually pass through this route and Naxals often target them, he said.

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