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Bikaner-Guwahati train accident: Death toll rises to 9; ex-gratia payment announced


The dying toll within the Bikaner-Guwahati Express prepare accident has risen to 9 and as many as 36 individuals have been injured within the accident

Jalpaiguri: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday will go to the prepare accident web site at Maynaguri in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal because the dying toll within the Bikaner-Guwahati prepare accident has risen to 9, Union Minister John Barla knowledgeable.

Vaishnaw mentioned that the preliminary inquiry confirmed a glitch within the locomotive tools as the explanation behind the prepare accident at Domohani in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. He added, “Preliminary inquiry shows there was a glitch in locomotive equipment. The Commission of Rail Safety is conducting an inquiry to find the root cause behind the accident.”

 

The Railway Minister visited the prepare accident web site at Domohani within the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.

The dying toll within the Bikaner-Guwahati Express prepare accident has risen to 9 and as many as 36 individuals have been injured within the accident.

“In case of serious injury, Rs 1 lakh will be given as compensation to the victim, while Rs 25,000 will be given to the victims with non-serious injury,” the Minister added.

“The disbursement of ex gratia amount to the families of the victims has begun. Family of each deceased will get Rs 5 lakhs, those who sustained grievous injuries will get Rs 1 lakh, and those with nonserious injuries will get Rs 25,000,” he added.

 

“Death toll in Bikaner-Guwahati Express mishap has risen to nine. The rescue operation has been completed. 36 injured were admitted to different hospitals. Passengers were sent to Guwahati by special train,” John Barla mentioned.

Indian Railways has introduced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the relations of people that misplaced their lives within the incident.

The Prime Minister, earlier on Thursday, took inventory of the state of affairs. He additionally introduced an enhanced quantity of ex-gratia cost to the victims of the accident.

Two groups of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) carried out the rescue operation as passengers have been trapped after a number of bogies of the Guwahati-Bikaner Express (15633) derailed in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Thursday. The accident passed off close to Domohani in West Bengal at round 5 pm. Around 10 coaches have been affected within the accident.

 

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