Seven coaches of Shaktipunj Express derailed in Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh in yet another train accident in just three weeks. However, no casualties have been reported so far. Train number 11448 HWH-JBP derailed in the morning at 6:13 am between Obra and Phaphrakund stations. All stranded passengers have been moved to non-derailed coaches of the train.
There have been a series of rail accidents since last month that also led Suresh Prabhu to offer his resignation. Prabhu is now the Commerce Minister.
The Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar district leaving 22 people dead in August. The Kaifiyat Express also derailed in the same month in Auraiya district injuring 74 people. Both accidents happened in Uttar Pradesh. After the series of accidents, Railway board chairman, AK Mittal resigned.