BHUBANESWAR: At least 12 passengers died and many were left injured as seven coaches and the engine of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express train derailed near Kuneru station in Andhra Pradesh late on Saturday night.
The incident took place around 11 PM when the train was going to Bhubaneswar.
"Seven coaches and the engine of the 18448 Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed near Kuneru station. Besides the engine, the luggage van, two general coaches, two sleeper coaches, one AC three tier coach and an AC two tier coach derailed," Chief PRO of East Cost Railway J P Mishra said.
"According to doctors at the site, twelve people have died in the incident," he said.
"Four accident relief vans have been sent to the accident site. The reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained," the official said.