Thursday, 20 January 2022

Bikaner-Guwahati Express accident in West Bengal, three dead and several injured

Bikaner-Guwahati Express accident in West Bengal, three dead and several injured

The Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailed at Moynaguri in north Bengal, under North East Frontier Railway, on Thursday evening at around 5 pm. Initially, it was reported that at least four to five compartments turned upside down following the derailment. Railway officials later said at least 12 coaches were affected. There is no report of casualty yet. However, severe injuries and deaths are feared as several train compartments overturned. The train was coming from Patna. Officials have rushed to the spot.

A passenger told news agency ANI that they felt a considerable jolt following which the bogies overturned. According to reports, the train was not overspeeding at the time of the accident; it was moving at 40kmph.

Dilip Kumar Singh, divisional railway manager of the Alipuarduar section of the North-East Frontier Railway, told the media that none of the coaches was filled because of the Covid pandemic.

"Several teams are rushing to the spot. I am on my way. This is a case of derailment. Our men are making efforts to rescue the injured. We have no exact figure on casualties. There were not too many passengers in the train because of the Covid pandemic," said Singh.

Bikaner Guwahati Express accident in West Bengal three dead and several injured 1Twitter image: @RajuBistaBJP

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The train left New Domohani station at 4.53 pm. It got derailed while moving towards the block section between New Domohani and new Maynaguri stations. Jalpaiguri district officials said the injured were being taken to Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital. Rescue operators were sent from Siliguri and Aipurduar towns as well.

An inquiry has been ordered into the accident. Alipurduar Junction has opened hotline numbers for investigation regarding the accident: 050 34666, 03564 255190.

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