The incident happened at around 7am between Nergundi and Salagaon stations. At least five coaches were severely affected and three others were slightly damaged in the accident, said East Coast Railway (ECoR) sources.
The coaches got derailed after the train hit the guard van of a goods train
ECoR chief spokesperson JP Mishra said the injured passengers were taken to a nearby hospital. Senior railway officials and train driver/TTE have confirmed that there are no deaths, he added.
“All coaches are being checked one by one. No further injured passenger found till now. No death case is reported so far,” read an ECoR statement.
The ECoR has also launched following helpline numbers for family members of the passengers:
Bhubaneswar headquarters: 18003457401/402
BBS Station: 0674-1072
Khurda Road: 0674-1072-Khurda Road