Yet another occasion when the rebels have targeted a goods train on the crucial Kirandul Vizag route.
As many as eight bogies of the train got derailed between the Bhansi and Kamloor stations as the rail tracks were uprooted.
The bogies are said to have fell off the bridge making it all the more severe incident.
It is said that naxals removed tracks to disrupt rail traffic.
Though the administration has rushed in, there has been no casualty in the incident.
Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap did confirm the incident.
The train was laden with iron ore.
The train was on its way to Visakhapatnam from Bacheli.
After receiving information, a team of security personnel and railway officials rushed to the spot to restore services, the SP said.
Security forces have intensified search and combing operations in the area around the incident spot, he added.>