20 coaches of a goods train derailed near Kumau railway station on Sept 21
20 coaches of a goods train had derailed on the DDU-Gaya rail route, at around 6:30 in the morning on September 21 near Kumau railway station in the Rohtas district of Bihar which disrupted the rail traffic. Train services on the Gaya-DDU section of the Howrah-New Delhi railway were suspended.
As soon as the incident was reported, railway authorities immediately rushed to the spot and carried out the restoration work. Fortunately, no casualties were reported in this incident.
However, following the incident, six trains were diverted while five other trains were cancelled. The cancelled trains included Gaya-Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Passenger Special, Patna-Bhabhua Road Intercity, Bhabhua Road-Patna Intercity, New Delhi-Gaya Mahabodhi Express and Varanasi-Rajgir Buddhpurnima Express whereas the diverted trains included Yognagari-Rishikesh Express, Jodhpur-Howrah Express, Anand Vihar-Puri Express, Anand Vihar-Ranchi Express, Kolkata-Agra Cantonment Express and Kolkata-Jammu Tawi Express.
Later on, after the restoration work was concluded the situation was brought back to normal. The reason behind the incident could not be ascertained yet however the concerned authorities are trying to find out the reason behind the derailment.