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Jharkhand: Two dead after train accident in Jamtara, railways to start helpline numbers

The death of 2 people has been confirmed by the railway authorities while they have also asked to begin helpline numbers.

Hritika Mitra Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika New Delhi Updated on: February 28, 2024 21:37 IST
Several feared dead after train accident in Jamtara
Image Source : REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE Several feared dead after train accident in Jamtara

At least two people have been killed in a train accident in Jharkhand's Jamtara on Tuesday. The incident took place on the Howrah-Delhi main railway line. According to a railway official, the deceased were not passengers of any train but were crossing the railway tracjks when they were run over by a local train. 

Kaushik Mitra, CPRO, Eastern Railway said, "Two persons walking on the track were run over by the train at least 2 km away from train no. 12254 passing from Vidyasagar Kasitar. There is no incident of fire. As of now, two deaths have been confirmed. The deceased are not passengers, they are walking on the track. A 3-member JAG committee has been formed to enquire about the issue.

Anant Kumar, SDM Jamtara said, "Two bodies have been recovered. We've requested Railways to start a helpline number. The reason will be known after investigation."

As per sources, several people got down from the Ang Express which had halted at the Kalajharia Railway Station in Jamtara. Meanwhile, a local train passed by and hit two people who died on the spot.

 The Ang Express train was halted after seeing something like fire on the tracks, sources said. Both the deceased are passengers of Ang Express, whose identity is yet to be ascertained. The bodies of both have been sent to Jamtara Sadar Hospital.

Deputy Commissioner of Jamtara said, "Some deaths have been reported while the exact number cannot be confirmed. Medical teams and ambulances rushed to the spot."

Reported by Devashish

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