Several bogies of the Howrah-Mumbai Jnaneswari Express got derailed at Sardiha in Jhargram, while a goods train coming from the opposite side ramming into it.
The incident affected train traffic on the down line of the Jabalpur Itarsi section.
Two incidents of derailments in less than four days in Uttar Pradesh have induced a sense of fear among train passengers.
After Utkal Express tragedy, Railway Ministry clarifies train accidents have declined in the past three years
In 2014-15, the number of accidents was 135 which decreased to 107 in 2015-16 and further to 104 in 2016-17, the Ministry said.
Utkal Express derailment: Rs 25 lakh disbursed so far as ex-gratia to accident victims, says Railways
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced that Rs 3.5 lakh will be paid to the kin of the dead, Rs 50,000 to the grievously injured and Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries.
Utkal train derailment: Muzaffarnagar Medical College medical superintendent says no serious casualty
BK Sharma said that 25 people have been brought at the hospital since last night after the Utkal train derailment tragedy.
23 people lost their lives, while at least 97 passengers were injured after the high-speed Utkal Express jumped the rails.
The railway ministry said 21 people were killed and 97 injured, 26 of them grievously, in the accident near Khatauli in western Uttar Pradesh.
The Union railway ministry said in a release early this morning that 21 people were killed and 97 injured, 26 of them grievously, in the derailment yesterday.
Fourteen coaches of a high-speed Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express in UP's Muzzafarnagar jumped the rails on Saturday evening claiming at least 21 lives and leaving over 97 injured.
Fourteen coaches of a high-speed Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express jumped the rails on Saturday evening, claiming at least 21 lives and leaving a large number of passengers injured.
Ram Prakash, who was travelling in the S7 coach, told ANI that after the accident passengers of the train started rescuing other injured passengers.
The tragic accident in Khatauli area in the district was not a nightmare for just the passengers of the ill-fated Utkal Express, but also for the locals whose houses lined the tracks.
Utkal Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar: 21 dead, 92 injured; Three top Railways officials sent on leave, four engineering officers suspended
The mishap took place at the Meerut-Saharanpur section of Delhi division of Northern Railways. Sources said some of the coaches crashed into nearby houses causing major damage to public and property.
This is a second rail accident in the region in two months.