Bikaner-Guwahati Express Accident Updates: At least three person died and around 20 were injured including when the Bikaner-Guwahati Express train derailed near Dohomoni area in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district today. Of those injured, several are critical. The visuals from the site showed locals and police carrying out rescue works. Photos from the site show a number of coaches lying sideways down the elevated tracks. Guneet Kaur, Chief PRO, North-East Frontier Railway, today said that an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs will be given to the kins of deceased, Rs one lakh will be given to those severely injured and Rs 25,000 for those with minor injuries. Kaur said that rescue operations have been completed. The Indian Railways has announced a high-level probe into the matter while Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that he will visit the site tomorrow. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also said that she is monitoring the situation closely.
“Guwahati-Bikaner Express 15633 (up) derailed at about 5 pm this evening. 12 coaches have been affected. DRM and ADRM have rushed to the site along with accident relief train and medical van. High-level Railway Safety inquiry has been ordered in the Guwahati-Bikaner Express 15633 derailment. People can call on Railway Helpline numbers – 03612731622, 03612731623,” said Indian Railways.
Spoke to Railways Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw and took stock of the situation in the wake of the train accident in West Bengal. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly: Narendra Modi.
Ex gratia of Rs 5 lakhs will be given to kins of deceased, Rs 1 lakh will be given to those severely injured and Rs 25,000 for those with minor injuries: Indian Railways
I am reaching the site tomorrow morning. Medical teams, senior officers at the spot. PM Modi also took stock of the situation and rescue operation. Our focus is on rescue. Ex-gratia also announced: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
3 deaths and 20 injured in the Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailment in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal: Indian Railways
Deeply concerned to hear about the tragic accident of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express in Maynaguri. Senior Officers of the State Government, DM/SP/IG North Bengal are supervising rescue and relief operations. Those injured will receive medical attention, as early as possible. Situation being closely monitored from the State HQs: Mamata Banerjee
Railway Helpline numbers – 03564 255190, 050 34666 and 0361-273162, 2731622, 2731623 Helpline Number, Guwahati: Indian Railways
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Bikaner-Guwahati Express Derailment Live Updates: 15 seriously injured, reports ABP. The news report claimed that those injured are being admitted to nearby government hospitals. Of those injured, 15 are said to be critical.
Following a sudden jerk several bogies overturned, said a passenger.
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High-level Railway Safety inquiry ordered in the Guwahati-Bikaner Express 15633 derailment; Railway Helpline numbers – 03612731622, 03612731623: Indian Railways