Bikaner Express derails near Jalpaiguri, 3 dead

Bikaner Express derails near Jalpaiguri, 3 dead

JALPAIGURI [Maha Media]: Three passengers were killed and more than 20 injured when at least four bogies of the Bikaner Express train derailed at Jalpaiguri in West Bengal on Thursday evening. Preliminary assessment suggests a possibility of a crack in the railway track, which might have caused the accident. Two teams of NDRF and five teams of SDRF were deployed for search and rescue operations at the accident site.

The accident took place near the Moynaguri area of Jalpaiguri in North Bengal. Train no 15633 was headed from Bikaner to Guwahati. Railway officials from Alipurduar have reached the spot for relief and rescue work.

Local Police officials said that 14-15 people are still trapped in the accident. 

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

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