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Two trains derail within hours of each other; no one injured

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  • Two trains went off the tracks -- one in the national capital and the other in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra -- within hours of each other on Thursday.

    The first derailment occurred around 06:25 am, when seven coaches of Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express jumped the tracks near the Obra Dam station in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.

    This was the third such mishap in the state within a month.

    Soon afterwards, the engine and power car of the Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed near Minto Bridge at 11:45 am as it was approaching the Delhi station.

    No injuries have been reported in either mishap.

    Even as the authorities and the passengers dealt with the aftermath of these two derailments, another news came, again from UP, that a fracture in the track was detected between Farrukhabad and Fatehgarh, minutes before the Kalindi Express was scheduled to pass.

    But this time round, alert locals managed to get the Delhi-Kanpur Kalindi Express stopped before it reached the damaged portion of the track.

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