Assam News – 3 dead, several injured after Bikaner-Guwahati Express derails

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At least three people were killed while several were left injured after 12 coaches of the Guwahati-Bikaner Express train derailed near the Maynaguri town of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal today.

Several passengers were trapped in the debris of the trains that met with the accident.

As per authorities, at least three were confirmed to be dead while over 20 were severely injured.

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The injured persons were sent to Jalpaiguri district hospital and Moynaguri government hospital.

Of the total injured persons, 10 people are critical and will be shifted to the North Bengal Medical College in Siliguri.

Many passengers are still feared to be trapped under the debris.

Gas cutters are being used to cut open the mangled coaches.

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that he is personally monitoring the situation.

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The railway minister in a tweet said, “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.”





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