07/09/2017 9:28 AM IST | Updated 07/09/2017 9:28 AM IST

7 Coaches Of Shaktikunj Express Derail Near Sonbhadra In UP, No Injuries Reported

"All the passengers are safe and no one was injured in the accident."

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NEW DELHI -- Seven coaches of the Jabalpur- bound Shaktikunj Express derailed on Thursday in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, a railway official said.

"The accident occurred at around 6:25 AM and we have already cleared out the site," Railway ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena said.

"All passengers were put on the remaining coaches and by 7:28 AM all of them had left the spot. All of them are safe and no one was injured in the accident," he said.

The train was running at a speed of about 40 km/hr which, officials say prevented any injuries when the incident occurred.

This is the third such derailment in the state in less than a month.

On 19 August, the Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar district, killing 22 people and injuring 156.

About 100 passengers were wounded when 10 coaches of Kaifiyat Express train derailed after crashing into a dumper which strayed on to the tracks in Auraiya district on 23 August.

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