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5 killed, 45 injured as Bikaner-Guwahati Express derails in Bengal, PM takes stock


Twelve coaches of the practice jumped the rails, and a few of them overturned close to Domohani

Kolkata/ New Delhi/Guwahati: At least 5 individuals had been killed and greater than 45 injured when 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express practice derailed and a few overturned close to Domohani in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Thursday, an official stated.

The accident occurred at round 5 pm in an space beneath the Alipurduar division of Northeast Frontier Railway, an NFR spokesperson stated in Guwahati.

 

{A partially} mangled coach bought perched atop one other beneath the affect, whereas a couple of bogies had hurtled down the slope and overturned.

“Five passengers have died so far. We recovered three bodies from the accident site while two people died in hospital,” Jalpaiguri District Magistrate Moumita Godara Basu stated, including at the very least 45 passengers had been injured within the accident.

“Since some of them are in a critical condition, the death toll may go up,” she stated, including rescuers had been totally looking every coach for survivors and our bodies via darkness and thick fog.

The Bikaner-Guwahati Express originates from Bikaner in Rajasthan.

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw spoke to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to debate the aid measures, officers in Jaipur stated.

 

According to Shashi Kiran, Chief Public Relations Officer of North Western Railway, the coaches derailed between New Domuhani-New Cooch Behar part of West Bengal.

He stated the derailment has affected the site visitors on the route.

Guwahati-Barmer Express (15632) which leaves on Thursday will run on the diverted route through New Cooch Behar – Matha Bhanga and Raninagar Jalpaiguri, he stated.

Train quantity 15910, which left on January 11, Lalgarh – Dibrugarh Express may even run on the diverted route through New Jalpaiguri, Siliguri Junction, New Mall Junction, Alipurduar and Samuktala Road Junction, he stated.

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