9 Killed, 37 Injured In Bengal Train Accident, Railway Minister At Site
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9 Killed, 37 Injured In Bengal Train Accident, Railway Minister At Site

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January 14, 2022

The death count in yesterday's train accident in north Bengal has climbed to nine and 37 people are in hospitals as officials said no more passengers are trapped in the derailed coaches.


New Delhi, 14 January 2022

As per news report of NDTV, six of the injured passengers are in a critical condition and have been shifted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri. The others are being treated at hospitals in Jalpaiguri and Maynaguri. Twelve coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express train derailed near the Maynaguri town of Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Thursday. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited the spot of accident this morning and took stock of the situation. "We have carried out a detailed inspection of the tracks. It appears a sudden failure in equipment led to the accident. We have ordered an inquiry which will find the root cause," he told the media. He also said disbursal of compensation to the victims' families has begun. 

Source - NDTV

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