A wagon of a goods train derailed after it collided with a Hyva truck on an unmanned level crossing at Rajpur in Jharsuguda district on Friday night.

The incident took place at around 11 pm when the truck halted on the railway track due to a technical snag. Moments later,a speeding goods train rammed into the truck following which the front wagon overturned.

The collision was so intense that the stationary truck was completely destroyed. However, no casualties have been reported.

Locals alleged that the accident occurred due to the unmanned level crossing and demanded deployment of an official at the spot to prevent such mishaps.


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