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9 Killed, 37 Injured In Bengal Train Accident, Railway Minister At Site



Twelve coaches of Bikaner-Guwahati Express prepare derailed close to Maynaguri city in north Bengal yesterday.

Maynaguri, West Bengal:

The demise depend in yesterday’s prepare accident in north Bengal has climbed to 9 and 37 persons are in hospitals as officers stated no extra passengers are trapped within the derailed coaches.

Six of the injured passengers are in a crucial situation and have been shifted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri. The others are being handled at hospitals in Jalpaiguri and Maynaguri.

Twelve coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express prepare derailed close to the Maynaguri city of Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Thursday.

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited the spot of accident this morning and took inventory of the state of affairs. “We have carried out a detailed inspection of the tracks. It appears a sudden failure in equipment led to the accident. We have ordered an inquiry which will find the root cause,” he informed the media. He additionally stated disbursal of compensation to the victims’ households has begun.  

“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,” he stated, in response to information company ANI. 

All survivors within the Express prepare, which was travelling from Bikaner to Guwahati, had been introduced out of the coaches by midnight, Guneet Kaur, Chief Public Relations Officer of the North East Frontier Railway, informed NDTV. She added that the tracks are actually being cleared and restored.

The Railway minister spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi quickly after the incident yesterday and apprised him of the rescue operations. “We will fulfil all our duties,” he has stated.

The Prime Minister has expressed his condolences to the affected households.

The Railway minister has additionally introduced compensation for the passengers. The households of these killed within the accident will obtain Rs 5 lakh, these significantly injured will get Rs 1 lakh and Rs 25,000 will likely be given for minor accidents, the minister introduced yesterday.

The accident occurred round 5 pm. Visuals from the spot confirmed {that a} mangled coach climbed on one other because of the influence and several other bogies overturned.

Hundreds of individuals from close by villages rushed to assist the victims as groups of the National Disaster Response Force joined the rescue work later.

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