2 Dead, 6 Injured In West Bengal Train Accident

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2 Dead, 6 Injured In West Bengal Train Accident

The Rajendra Nagar-Guwahati Capital Express derailed at Samuktala Road station in Alipurduar.


Guwahati:  A train ran off the tracks in West Bengal, killing at least two people and injuring six, a railways spokesman said on Wednesday, reviving concerns about safety just weeks after a crash that killed about 150 people.

The Rajendra Nagar-Guwahati Capital Express derailed at Samuktala Road station in Alipurduar district on Tuesday night, North East Frontier Railway Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), Pranav Jyoti Sharma, said.

NF Railway officials said two unidentified male bodies were found from the coaches while six persons were injured in the derailment that occurred at around 9 PM last night near Shamuktala Road station, about 32 km from Alipurduar Railway Division headquarters.

The injured persons were identified as Indrajit Mandal, 25, Parikshit Mandal, 40, Pritam Mandal, 16, Rupa Mandal, 34, Shah Jamal Sheikh, 35, and Surender Prasad, 38.

"The deceased are yet to be identified. The injured were treated by railway doctors who reached the site soon after the accident," Mr Sharma said.

He said the unaffected portion of the 19 coaches train was detached.

The train resumed its journey around 5.10 am on Wednesday morning.

At least three trains were cancelled, two short terminated and eight trains were diverted following the accident.


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