Guwahati-Bikaner Express Derails: Three Dead, Several Injured

New Delhi: In Guwahati-Bikaner Express Derail, several passengers have been trapped. Disturbing visuals have surfaced. At least three people have died and several injured, Railway sources said. Injured passengers have been rushed to Jalpaiguri district hospital.

Amid the accident, High-level Commissioner Railway Safety inquiry has been ordered. Chairperson of the Railway Board and DG (Safety), Railway Board are leaving from Delhi to the site of the accident.

Visuals from the accident site show people being rescued from the debris of multiple damaged train coaches lying sideways next to the elevated train tracks. Police can be seen on-site, with locals and other passengers helping in relief and rescue operations.

Rescue trains from New Jalpaiguri and New Alipurduar have been rushed to the spot.

The train derailed between the New Domohani and New Maynaguri railway stations at around 5 pm. Railway and district administration officials are doing rescue and relief work.

At least six coaches of the train were derailed, numbers can go up, said northeast Frontier Railway sources. One coach has capsized.

The train had left Bikaner junction yesterday and was supposed to reach Guwahati this evening. 

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