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Guwahati-Bikaner Express derails near Domohani in Bengal; 5 dead

The Guwahati-Bikaner Express train derailed near Domohani, in West Bengal on Thursday. The incident took place around 5 pm. The train was travelling towards Guwahati.

Shashwat Bhandari Edited by: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari
New Delhi Updated on: January 14, 2022 0:03 IST
Guwahati-Bikaner Express derails near Domohani, West Bengal.
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Guwahati-Bikaner Express derails near Domohani, West Bengal.

At least 5 passengers have died and 45 others were injured after 12 coaches of Guwahati-Bikaner Express train (15633) derailed near Domohani at around 5 pm, in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Thursday. The accident took place near New Domohani railway station. Reports suggested that gas cutters are being used in rescue operations. Sources say the train derailed due to a crack in the railway track, however, there has been no official statement regarding this. Railway officials have rushed to the spot while disaster management and rescue teams have already reached the spot.

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Guwahati-Bikaner Express derails near Domohani in Bengal

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  • 10:42 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Train derailment: Assam CM speaks to WB counterpart

    The West Bengal government has assured all help to Assam in connection with the Bikaner-Guwahati Express train derailment in which five deaths have been reported so far and left more than 45 others injured, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted on Thursday.

    Sarma spoke to his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee soon after the mishap on Thursday and she assured of all assistance and updates about the situation.

    Many victims of the accident, which took place near Moynaguri town of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, are feared to be from Assam as the train was headed for Guwahati.

    Sarma tweeted, “I spoke to Hon’ble West Bengal CM Smt @MamataOfficial ji to inquire about the Bikaner-Guwahati Express mishap.”

    “She assured to provide all help & assistance on ground and also keep us posted on the ongoing situation. I thank her for offering all her support to the victims,” he added.

    Twelve coaches of Bikaner-Guwahati Express train derailed and some overturned in the derailment on Thursday, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said in a tweet.

  • 8:08 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Bikaner-Guwahati Express derailment in West Bengal extremely sad: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

    The news of the accident of Bikaner-Guwahati Express train in West Bengal is extremely sad. Praying for peace to the departed souls to Lord Shri Ram and wishing for speedy recovery of those injured in the accident. My condolences are with the bereaved families.

  • 8:07 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi speaks to Union Railway Minister

    Spoke to Railways Minister @AshwiniVaishnaw and took stock of the situation in the wake of the train accident in West Bengal. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly.

  • 7:24 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia

    Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has announced enhanced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for kin of those who have died and Rs 1 lakh
    for those with grievous injury and Rs 25,000 for minor injuries.

     

  • 7:13 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Rescue operation almost complete

    Total ambulances that are deployed in the rescue operation is approximately between 30-35. According to officials, the rescue operation is almost complete as all trapped/injured passengers have been taken to the hospital.

  • 7:07 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Deeply concerned, tweets Mamata Banerjee

    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. The situation is being closely monitored from the State HQs, said Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

  • 7:06 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Two NDRF teams deployed in rescue operation

    There are two teams of NDRF that have been deployed in the rescue operation. Also, DG NDRF Atul Karwal said they will reach shortly to rescue people in the Guwahati-Bikaner Express train derailment.

  • 7:04 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Updated helpline numbers

    Railways has issued several helpline numbers for any information regarding the Guwahati-Bikaner express train that derailed near the New Domohani railway station in West Bengal.

    Guwahati-Bikaner derailment: Accident of train no 15633 in Alipurduar Division Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).

    Helplines numbers: 

    1. Patna junction - 9341506016
    2. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Jn- 7388898100
    3. Danapur  7759070004
    4. Sonpur 9771429999

    As per reports, at least 3 people have been declared dead while many others are feared trapped.

  • 7:00 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    98 passengers boarded train from Patna junction

    98 passengers boarded the train (Guwahati-Bikaner Express) from Patna junction and 3 people from Mokama and 2 people from Bakhtiarpur, said Rajesh Kumar Chief Reservation supervisor, Patna junction, Bihar.

  • 6:45 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    More than 1100 passengers were present in the train

    Guwahati-Bikaner Express 15633 (up) derailed at about 5 pm this evening. 12 coaches have been affected. DRM and ADRM rushed to the site in an accident relief train and medical van, said Indian Railways. Over 1100 passengers were present in the train.

  • 6:35 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Injured rushed to hospital in nearby Moynaguri

    Jalpaiguri district administration said some injured passengers were being rushed to a hospital in nearby Moynaguri.

     

  • 6:34 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Railways issues helpline number

    A helpline number has been issued by the railways - 8134054999. The rescue operation is underway.

    Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was in a meeting with PM Modi on the Covid situation in the country, left the meeting after the news and has issued instructions to the district administration for relief and rescue work.

  • 6:31 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Gas cutters being used in rescue operation

    Authorities are using gas cutters to rescue passengers who are trapped in the derailed coaches. Reports say out of 12 coaches that derailed, 7 of them are badly damaged.

  • 6:30 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Rescue train rushed to derailment site

    A relief train has been dispatched towards the derailment site to rescue the injured passengers as many are feared trapped.

  • 6:27 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    High level inquiry ordered in to the accident

    A high-level inquiry has been ordered after 12 coaches of Guwahati-Bikaner express train derailed near New Domohani railway station in West Bengal.

  • 6:22 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Several passengers feared dead, claims a passenger

    Several people are feared dead according to a claim by a passenger who was present in the train when it derailed.

     

  • 6:21 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Guwahati-Bikaner express train derails in West Bengal

    Several coaches of Guwahati-Bikaner express train derailed on Thursday near the new Domohani railway station in West Bengal.