Bengal Train Accident: 9 Confirmed Dead In Guwahati-Bikaner Express Derailment

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Bengal Train Accident: 9 Confirmed Dead In Guwahati-Bikaner Express Derailment

The death toll has reached 9 with 36 people injured in a major train accident yesterday on Thursday in Jalpaiguri when 12 coaches of the Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailed in the evening around 5 PM. There were 1,053 passengers on board the train, according to the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). The accident occurred near Damohani in the Alipurduar division of the NFR, as per a Railway spokesperson. 

PM Narendra Modi has expressed his condolences to the bereaved and injured on Twitter. 

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced the ex-gratia compensations to the deceased’s families and to the injured.

 

An investigation into the cause of the accident will be undertaken by Commissioner, Railway Safety.

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