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


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

Maynaguri, West Bengal:

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

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

Twelve coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Specific 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 scenario. “We now have carried out an in depth inspection of the tracks. It seems a sudden failure in tools led to the accident. We now have ordered an inquiry which can discover the foundation trigger,” he instructed the media. He additionally mentioned disbursal of compensation to the victims’ households has begun.  

“Preliminary inquiry reveals there was a glitch in locomotive tools. The Fee of Rail Security is conducting an inquiry to search out the foundation trigger behind the accident,” he mentioned, in line with information company ANI. 

All survivors within the Specific 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, instructed wantpassport. She added that the tracks at the moment are 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 are going to fulfil all our duties,” he has mentioned.

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 severely injured will get Rs 1 lakh and Rs 25,000 will probably 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 impression and several other bogies overturned.

Tons of of individuals from close by villages rushed to assist the victims as groups of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive joined the rescue work later.



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