Two persons were dead and six other were injured after the engine and two coaches of 13248 Up Rajendra Nagar-Guwahati Capital Express train derailed at Samuktala Road Station in Alipurdaur district of West Bengal on Tuesday night.
As per Northeast Frontier Railway, the injured were identified as Indrajit Mandal 25, Parikshit Mandal 40, Pritam Mandal 16, Rupa Manda 34, Shah Jamal Sheikh 35 and Surender Prasad 38.
NF Railway canceled and diverted trains
“The deceased are yet to be identified. The injured were given treatment by railway doctors who reached the site soon after the accident. Ex-gratia payment of Rs.5,000 each has been made to the injured,” the NF Railway said in a statement.
It said the unaffected 19 coaches of the train were detached and the train resumed its journey at 5.10 on Wednesday morning after rescue and relief operation was completed. Following temporary disturbance of services as a result of the accident, the NF Railway canceled, diverted and short-terminated a number of trains on the route.
An incident happened almost 720km from Kolkata
On the other hand, Northeast Frontier Railway officials said two persons died and more than a dozen were injured after two coaches of the Capital Express train got derailed in West Bengal on Tuesday night. The engine and the coach next to it derailed near Alipurduar district’s Samuktala Road Station, almost 720 kilometers from Kolkata, on its way to Assam’s Guwahati from Rajendra Nagar in Bihar.