Two drivers were injured when the engine of a freight train derailed in Faujdarhat area of Chittagong on Wednesday.

Witnesses said the engine of the freight train from the port derailed in the area around 11:00am, leaving driver (loco master) Mohin Uddin, and assistant driver Mahidul Islam injured.

Locals rushed both the drivers to the railway hospital while firefighters from Agrabad fire service station went for rescue operation.

Railway traffic inspector Manjurul Alam said the reason behind the accident will be revealed after investigation.

The Chittagong-bound (down) line is being used for railway movement, he added.