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Four killed in major train accident in north Bengal (Lead) – Kolkata News

The train that began from Bikaner in Rajasthan was heading to Guwahati in Assam by way of Patna when the accident came about close to Mainaguri in Jalpaiguri round 5.15 p.m. on Thursday. Mainaguri was not one of many train’s 34 stoppages and the Bikaner Express was merely passing Jalpaiguri on the time of the incident.

There have been a complete of 1,200 passengers on board, together with 177 who boarded the train from Bikaner and 98 passengers who boarded the train from Patna junction.

“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,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned. She additionally apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi concerning the accident.

“Spoke to GM @RailNf and gathered that all efforts are afoot to render assistance to injured and passengers in concert with agencies @RailMinIndia @MamataOfficial. Passengers would be taken to Guwahati by another train. Pray speedy recovery to injured,” Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar mentioned.

“In an unfortunate accident, 12 Coaches of Bikaner-Guwahati Exp. derailed near New Maynaguri (West Bengal) this evening. Personally monitoring the situation for swift rescue operations,” Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw who will go to the accident website on Friday tweeted. Vaishnaw additionally briefed the Prime Minister on the scenario.

The railway authorities have introduced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the households of these killed, Rs 1 lakh for the severely injured and Rs 25000 for the much less severely injured.

According to the railway authorities the explanation for the accident is but to be decided however there was no downside with the sign and it’s suspected that the derailment came about due to some downside on the monitor.

“The state rescue team along with three teams from NDRF are working on the rescue operations and so far, 40 people have been rescued. The injured people are transferred to Jalpaiguri Super Speciality Hospital and the seriously injured people will be sent to North Bengal Medical College,” District Magistrate of Jalpaiguri Moumita Godara Basu mentioned.

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