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Indian authorities reported Thursday that the Guwahati-Bikaner express train suffered a derailment in the Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal state, causing three people dead and another 250 injured.

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According to the Indian Ministry of Railways, train number 15633 that left Bikaner at approximately 5:00 p.m. local time derailed after passing New Domohani station, below the Alipurduar Junction rail division.

There were 1,053 passengers on board the train at the time of the accident, according to a statement from Railways. In addition, he specified that all the necessary tasks are being carried out to rescue people who remain inside the wagons.

Local media specified that the train had 24 cars, 12 of them derailed and two overturned. Although there were about 14 people trapped, Indian Railways said rescue work is almost complete.



An accident relief train with medical equipment headed to the scene, according to a spokesman for the Northeast Frontier Railway.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, reported that he had spoken with the Minister of Railways, Aswini Vaishnaw, who offered him an assessment of the situation after the accident. “My thoughts are with the grieving families. May the injured recover soon ”, added the premier.



For his part, Vaishnaw specified that he told the Prime Minister about the rescue efforts and that a grace amount would be given in compensation for the victims of the accident, divided into death, serious injuries and minor injuries.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benerjee expressed concern about the tragic accident.



Likewise, he announced that senior officials of the state government are supervising rescue and relief operations. “The injured will receive medical attention as soon as possible,” he added.

After the accident, all train movement to Guwahati stopped for the time being, as this is a main line.

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