In West Bengal, the Bikaner Guwahati Express derailed near Jalpaiguri-Maynaguri. According to railway officials, three passengers are believed to be dead and more than ten injured after the 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express train derailed and overturned near Dohomoni in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district. At the scene of the accident, rescue efforts are underway.
5 People Deat In Bengal Train Accident
At least five people were killed when the Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailed in Moynaguri, north Bengal, on Thursday evening around 5 p.m., according to the North East Frontier Railway. While the rescue operation is underway, the injured are being transported to Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital. A high-level investigation into the accident has been ordered. Ashwini Vaishnaw, the railway minister, will travel to the accident site tonight.
Officials from the railway later stated that at least 12 coaches were affected. At least four to five bogies were found upside down on the track in photos from the accident. According to officials, the number of casualties could rise. The railways have announced ex gratia payments of 5 lakh for those who died, 1 lakh for those who were severely injured, and 25,000 for those who suffered minor injuries.
Latest Update On Bikaner Guhati Express Train Accident
Rajesh Kumar, chief reservation supervisor, Patna junction, stated that 98 passengers boarded the Guwahati-Bikaner Express from Patna junction. According to him, three people boarded from Mokama and two from Bakhtiarpur.
> A passenger told news agency ANI that they felt a huge jolt, and the bogies overturned as a result. According to reports, the train was not speeding at the time of the accident; it was travelling at a speed of 40 kilometres per hour.
> Formalized paraphrase “I was deeply disturbed to learn of the tragic accident involving the Bikaner-Guwahati Express in Maynaguri. Rescue and relief operations are being overseen by senior officers from the state government, including the DM/SP/IG of North Bengal. Those who have been injured will be given medical attention as soon as possible “Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister, took to Twitter.
Indian Railways Released A Compensation Rs 500,000 For Deceased
The Indian Railways has announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakhs for the deceased, Rs 1 lakh for those severely injured, and Rs 25,000 for people with minor injuries.
“Accident occurred around 5 pm between Domohani and New Maynaguri. Around 10 coaches have been affected. 3 dead, 20 injured. Rs 5 lakh for deceased, Rs 1 lakh for severely injured, Rs 25,000 for minor injuries. High-level inquiry ordered,” Guneet Kaur, Chief PRO – North-East Frontier Railway, Guwahati, said.