25 killed as train derails near Vizianagaram

Twenty-five passengers were killed and over 35 injured when nine bogeys of Jagdalpur–Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed near Kuneru Railway Station in Komarada mandal of Vizianagaram district around 11.30 p.m. on Saturday.

The toll could go higher as many are believed to be trapped in S-8 and S-9 coaches, which were badly damaged in the accident.

NDRF, RPF and CRPF teams are carrying out the relief and rescue operations.

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