New Delhi: The Bikaner Express going from Rajasthan to Guwahati has met with an accident in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. In this accident, 12 coaches derailed and 4-5 coaches are expected to suffer heavy damage. tell that Train number 15633 Bikaner Express had left from Bikaner in Rajasthan on Tuesday night. On Thursday morning at 5:44 am, the train left Patna railway station and reached Kishanganj at 2 pm and left for Guwahati from there. The train met with an accident at around 5 am.
Issuing a statement about this accident, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has issued a statement saying that the train crashed in front of New Jalpaiguri. Rescue work started immediately. I am leaving for the accident site now.
At the same time, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma spoke to Union Railway Minister and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee regarding the derailment of Bikaner-Guwahati Express near Jalpaiguri; WB CM assures assistance at the ground level and will keep Assam Government updated on the current situation Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma is in touch with Ministry of Railways and monitoring the situation for relief and rescue operations
So far four people have been confirmed dead in this accident. DG NDRF Atul Karwal has issued a statement in this regard saying that 12 coaches have been derailed. 4 people have died and more than 50 people are injured who have been shifted to the hospital. 2 teams of NDRF have reached the spot.
first published:Jan. 13, 2022, 9:52 p.m.