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North East Express train derails in Bihar’s Buxar, at least four dead, over 50 injured

The Kamakhya-bound 12506 North East Express train derailed around 9:35 pm on Wednesday. Ambulances from Bhojpur and Patna have been dispatched to the incident site. The cause of the derailment is not known as of now.

Reported By : Nitish Chandra Edited By : Shashwat Bhandari
New Delhi
Updated on: October 12, 2023 6:14 IST
North East Express train derails on the down line of
Image Source : PTI North East Express train derails on the down line of Raghunathpur station in Bihar's Buxar.

Bihar: At least four people have died and several injured after six coaches of Kamakhya-bound North East Superfast train derailed near Raghunathpur railway station in Bihar's Buxar district, Railway officials informed on Wednesday.

Officials said that some coaches of train number 12506 North East Express going from Anand Vihar Terminal to Kamakhya (in Assam's Guwahati) derailed at around 9:35 pm near Raghunathpur station of Danapur division.

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Image Source : INDIA TVA Kamakhya-bound North East Express train derailed near Buxar in Bihar.

The Northern Railways has issued helpline numbers which people to enquire about the incident. These include

A rescue operation has been launched, however, the cause of the incident is not known at the moment.

"We have sent 15 ambulance and buses with SDM to give immediate relief to passengers from Bhojpur and all the officials are on high alert... we are at hospitals for any assistance," said Ara District Magistrate (DM).

In addition to this, an accident relief vehicle along with the medical team and officials has left for the incident site.

Several other ambulances have also been dispatched from Patna and an alert has been sent to hospitals including PMCH, NMCH and IGIMS in Patna... serious as well as other injured passengers will be admitted directly in these hospitals, officials said.

Patna DM Chandrashekhar Singh informed that the injured will also be sent to Patna AIIMS.

Giving a statement on the incident, Union Minister and Buxar MP Ashwini Kumar Choubey said, "A tragic incident has happened in our Buxar area, as some coaches of the North East Superfast train have derailed at Raghunathpur station. I have come to know that 3 coaches have derailed. I have also spoken to DG NDRF, Chief Secretary, DM, DG and GM Railways. I have appealed to our workers and they are engaged in rescue operations. Medical teams have been sent. Rescue operation is going on. I am also going to Raghunathpur, Buxar..."

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav has spoken to DM and SP of Buxar and Ara and directed them to make proper arrangements for the injured and send the concerned officers to the incident site as soon as possible.

With inputs from PTI

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