Maoists Blow Up Railway Track In Odisha-Chhattisgarh Border

Malkangiri: As many as three engines and 20 wagons of a freight train were derailed near the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border area.

According to reports, the incident took place in Dantewada district near Malkangiri border on Saturday morning.

The Maoists sabotaged the railway track between Bhansi and Kirandul area late at night on Friday.

Later on Saturday morning, the goods train carrying iron ore from Bacheli to Visakhapatnam was derailed.

Dozens of armed Naxalites from the Bhairamgarh Area Committee of Maoists are believed to be behind the incident.

Meanwhile, the Maoists had put up a banner on the loco in connection with the Central India bandh it had called for on Saturday in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Telangana against the Gadchiroli encounter where 27 extremists were killed.

Being informed, an accident relief train from Kirandul has gone to the spot along with RPF officials and Kirandul railway officials.

The repairing work of the railway track is underway and will be operational soon, said a railway official.

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