Seemanchal Express accident: Six dead, 29 injured as 11 coaches derail in Bihar’s Vaishali; ex-gratia announced

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Updated:Feb 03, 2019 5:23:29 pm

Seemanchal Express Accident in Bihar: At least six people lost their lives and 29 others suffered injuries when 11 coaches of Delhi-bound Seemanchal express derailed in Vaishali district of Bihar.

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Seemanchal Express accident, Seemanchal Express train accident: At least six passengers died and 29 others were injured when a rail fracture caused 11 bogies of the Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express (Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express 12487) to jump the tracks in Bihar’s Vaishali district on Sunday morning. The accident took place around 4 am near Sahadai Buzurg, 57 km from Patna.

According to Chief Public Relations Officer, East Central Zone, Rajesh Kumar, 11 coaches jumped off the track at around 4 am. Sahadai Buzurg, the accident site close to Mahanar Road in the Sonepur division. One general coach, one AC coach B3, three sleeper coaches -S8, S9, S10 and four more coaches have derailed. The injured were rushed to a hospital here, where the doctors referred the seriously wounded to Muzaffarpur and Patna.

Meanwhile, Minister for Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal, has announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased, Rs 1 lakh to grievously injured and Rs 50,000 to persons who sustained simple injuries. The Bihar government has announced Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for injured persons.

The Railways have issued helpline numbers – Sonpur 06158221645, Hajipur 06224272230 and Barauni 06279232222

 

 

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Bihar train accident today: Seemanchal express 12487 derails near Sahadai Buzurg

16:33 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal Express accident: Lalu, Paswan express grief

RJD national president Lalu Prasad and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan expressed grief over the loss of six lives in the derailment of Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express in Bihar's Vaishali district on Sunday. "Saddened by the Seemanchal Express accident in Hajipur. Wish a speedy recovery to the injured passengers and condolences to the next of the kin of each deceased," Lalu said in a tweet.

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who represents Hajipur in the Lok Sabha and has held the Railway portfolio in the past on more than one occasion, also mourned the tragedy. "The accident is tragic. Condolences to the affected families. I am in constant touch with the chief minister of Bihar, the railway minister and the district administration to take stock of the relief and rehabilitation work," he said.

14:07 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal express accident: 6 dead, 30 injured

In a fresh bulletin, Railways clarified that six people lost their lives in accident and 30 were injured. All 6 deceased persons have been identified. 22 injured passengers are admitted to Sadar Hospital, Hajipur while eight grievously Injured passengers have been referred to Patna Medical College and Hospital.

13:28 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal express route

The 12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express originates from Jogbani in Kishanganj district and culminates at Anand Vihar railway station in Delhi. A total of 11 coaches jumped off the tracks at 4 am in Vaishali district. Prima facie, a rail fracture led to the derailment. It runs via Katihar, Purnia, Patna, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Prayagraj, Kanpur and Ghaziabad route.

12:55 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal express accident: Bodies to be sent to families

Vijay Sinha, SDRF Commandant informed that out of seven casualties, 6 bodies have been identified. Three are from West Bengal and 3 are from Khagaria (Bihar). The Bihar government has done the arrangements for the bodies to be sent to their families in Bengal and Khagaria after post-mortem.

12:16 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal express accident: 6 bodies identified

Seven people died in today's accident in Vaishali district of Bihat. So far, six bodies have been identified. One body is yet to be identified. A total of 11 coaches derailed -- one general coach, one AC coach B3, three sleeper coaches -S8, S9, S10 and four more coaches

12:15 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal Express accident: Rescue operation over

The rescue operation is over. The train has resumed its forward journey. All medical expenses of the injured passengers will be borne by Railways. Adequate free catering arrangements have been made at site, Patna, Hajipur and at hospitals for passengers. Commercial officers with teams are deployed at Hajipur & Danapur to take care. Also, arrangements for refunds to the passengers who do not continue their journey have been ensured at different stations.

11:29 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemachal express derailment: Bihar govt announces Rs 4 lakh ex gratia

Bihar government has announced to give Rs 4 lakhs each to the kin of every deceased & Rs. 50,000 to the injured. So far, even people have died and 29 injured. Seemanchal express originates from Jogbani and was moving towards it destination Anand Vihar in Delhi. The accudent happened in Vaishali district at 4 am.

11:27 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal express live: PM Modi expresses grief

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief. In his statement, Modi said, "Deeply anguished by loss of lives due to the derailment of coaches of Seemanchal Express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. Railways, NDRF and local authorities are providing all possible assistance in wake of the accident."

11:20 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal express accident today: Probe ordered

Meanwhile, a probe has been ordered into the incident. Commissioner Railway Safety (Eastern Zone), Latif Khan, will conduct an inquiry into the accident. At least seven passengers died and 29 others were injured early Sunday when a rail fracture caused nine 11 bogies of the Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express to jump the tracks in Bihar's Vaishali district.

11:18 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal express accident: NDRD reaches accident site

Rescue operations are in full swing and an accident relief train has been sent to the site of the mishap. A team of the NDRF has also reached the spot.

11:13 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal express accident: Arrangements in place for affected passengers

All the afffected passengers were transported to Hajipur by deploying 10 buses. Sufficient catering arrangements have been arranged at Hajipur and Danapur. Commercial officers with team are deployed at HJP and DNR to take care. Also, arrangements for refunds to the passengers who do not want to continue their journey have been ensured at different stations.

11:09 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal express live running status: Train resumes forward journey

The 12 unaffected bogies started from site at 9:50 hrs with 500 passengers. Additional 11 coaches will be attached at Danapur. All the passengers were served tea, food packets and packed drinking water. Each coach being manned by commercial and RPF staff.

11:02 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal express 12487 accident Live Updates: Rs 5 lakh ex gratia announced

The office of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia each to kin of those killed, Rs 1 lakh each to the grievously injured people and Rs 50,000 each to those who received simple injuries.

10:45 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal express 12487 running status: Trains cancelled between Sahadai Buzurg-Patna

All passenger trains on the route have been cancelled following Seemanchal Express derailment in Bihar's Sahadai Buzurg. Also, Uttar Pradesh trains for Chapra have been diverted via Muzaffarpur (MFP)-Chapra.

10:36 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Bihar train accident today: Piyush Goyal expresses grief

Piyush Goyal Office issued a statement that Railway Minister is in touch with Railway Board members and GM of East Central Railway (ECR) regarding Seemanchal Express accident. He has expressed profound grief over loss of innocent lives in this tragic accident and wished speedy recovery for injured.pic)

10:33 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal Express accident: Helpline numbers announced

Helpline numbers announced: Indian Railways has issued helpline numbers at Patna-06122202290, 06122202291, 06122202292, 06122213234.

10:24 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal Express train accident today: Seriously injured referred to Patna, Muzaffarpur

The injured were rushed to a local hospital. Doctors referred the seriously wounded to Muzaffarpur and Patna. Teams of doctors have also rushed from Sonepur and Barauni to the accident site.

10:23 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal Express train accident LIVE Updates: 7 dead, 24 injured

Principal Secretary, Disaster Management Department, Pratyay Amrit confirmed that seven people have died in the accident. The identity of the deceased was yet to be confirmed. Rescue operations are in full swing and an accident relief train has been sent to the site of the mishap. A team of the NDRF has also reached the spot. Twenty-four people have been injured in the accident.

10:20 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal Express derailed: 11 coaches derail

A total of 11 coaches of Seemanchal Express derailed today in Vaishali district of Bihar. The train originates from Jogbani and culminates at Anand Vihar in Delhi. One general coach, one AC coach B3, three sleeper coaches - S8, S9, S10 and six more coaches have derailed.

10:18 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal Express accident today: Accident near Sahadai Buzurg station

The accident took place at Sahadai Buzurg, close to Mahanar Road in the Sonepur division. It is located in Sahadai Buzurg block of Vaishali district. The station is 57 km south of capital Patna.

10:14 (IST)03 Feb 2019
Seemanchal Express accident LIVE Updates: Officials say derailment caused by rail fracture

The 12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express originated from Jogbani in Kishanganj district and the accident took place around 4 am. According to railway and police officials, prima facie, the derailment was caused by a rail fracture.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Railways minister Piyush Goyal, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar have expressed deep condolences over the deaths. The Railways have issued helpline numbers - Sonpur 06158221645, Hajipur 06224272230 and Barauni 06279232222. 12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express was caused possibly by a human error or a technical fault, a repot in PTI said. The train originates from Jogbani and culminates at Anand Vihar railway station in Delhi. Meanwhile, movement of trains have been affected between Sahadai Buzurg and Patna. Also, trains for Chapra have been diverted via Muzaffarpur (MFP)-Chapra.