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Bengal: Nine killed, 45 injured in train accident

Jalpaiguri: A prepare accident has occurred close to Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. Right here 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Specific have derailed. In line with studies, 9 individuals died and about 45 have been injured on this accident. However, there may be information that Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav will attain the spot this morning. Some disturbing footage of passengers trapped within the particles after the prepare accident have emerged. The video of the incident has surfaced which you’ll be able to watch right here. However, in keeping with sources within the West Bengal authorities, not less than 50 injured have been rescued to date. Whereas sources mentioned that 10 passengers have been severely injured. 24 individuals have been despatched to Jalpaiguri District Hospital whereas 16 have been despatched to Maynaguri Authorities Hospital.

#EiSamay #BikanerExpress derailed; 12 cans broken; Demise toll 3, casualties prone to rise; Many Maynaguri hospitalizations #RailAccident pic.twitter.com/h2J1hJIkLh

— prasenjit bera (@prasenjitberaES) January 13, 2022

Sources within the New Frontier Railway mentioned that the intense passengers will probably be shifted to the North Bengal Medical Faculty in Siliguri. Railway sources mentioned a number of passengers have been feared trapped contained in the derailed coaches and gasoline cutters have been getting used to chop the broken coaches. Officers mentioned the accident passed off between New Dimohani and New Maynaguri railway stations in West Bengal at round 5 pm when prepare no. 15633 left Bikaner Junction on final Wednesday and have been to achieve Guwahati on Thursday night. An announcement of Rs 5 lakh has been made for the subsequent of kin of the lifeless and Rs 1 lakh for the severely injured.

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav tweeted final Thursday, "In an unfortunate accident, 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express derailed near New Mayanagudi (West Bengal) this evening. I am personally monitoring the situation for quick rescue operation. They said," Hon’ble Prime Minister and briefed him in regards to the rescue operations. A helpline quantity has additionally been issued for this, which is that this. (0361- 2731622/623). At the moment, video footage from the accident website reveals individuals being rescued from the wreckage of a number of broken prepare coaches mendacity subsequent to the elevated prepare monitor. Police will be seen right here together with locals and different commuters serving to in aid and rescue operations. Indian Railways has introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the lifeless, Rs 1 lakh for the severely injured and Rs 25,000 for these with minor accidents.

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