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Naxals sabotage rail track, derail train in Chhattisgarh

Published: 27th Nov 2021 11:25 am

Hyderabad: A goods train derailed between Kamalur and Bhansi in Chhattisgarh, reportedly after Dantewada Naxalites sabotaged the railway track around 8.30 pm on Friday.

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According to reports, the Maoists put up a banner on the loco in connection with the Central India bandh it had called for on Saturday in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Telangana against the Gadchiroli encounter where 27 extremists were killed. Pamphlets on the bandh too were found on the spot, sources said.

According to official sources, an accident relief train from Kirandul has gone to the spot along with RPF officials and Kirandul railway officials,

Reports suggested that Dantewada Naxalites carried out the incident last night, when the goods train was carrying iron ore from Bacheli to Visakhapatnam. Three locomotives of the goods train and twenty wagons derailed. Dozens of armed Naxalites from the Bhairamgarh Area Committee of Maoists are believed to be behind the incident.

The rail line is being cleared.

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