6 carriages of the North East Express derail in Bihar, 4 casualties, over 50 injured
The fatal tragedy erupted when the North East Express (Train no. 12506) was on its way from Anand Vihar Terminal in the national capital to Kamakhya Junction in Guwahati, Assam which took place somewhere around 21:35, on Wednesday night. Many coaches derailed close to the Raghunathpur Station, prompting the derailment of further vehicles. 21 coaches in all derailed, with several leaping the rails as a result of the train’s speed.
The people on board were evacuated by the district government and locals, and the injured were sent right away to hospitals nearby. Referrals to AIIMS Patna were made for passengers who suffered critical injuries.
Moreover, The Kamakhya Railway Station has set up a hotline at 0361-267-4857. Morning inspections of the rescue and restoration efforts have been carried out by Union Minister Ashwini Choubey. As stated by Sabyasachi De, CPRO, Northeast Frontier Railway, the Railway Ministry agreed to authorize ex-gratia payments of Rs 10 lakh for descendants of the deceased, Rs 2.5 lakh for fatal injuries, and Rs 50,00 for lesser damages.
Correspondingly, one of the coaches was knocked off the railway during the catastrophe, which occurred less than four months after a collision involving three trains in Balasore, Odisha, resulted in the tragic deaths of 296 passengers although the darkness at first rendered it impossible for rescuers deployed to the collision spot in East Central Railway’s (ECR) Danapur division to search for anyone trapped beneath the derailed cars.
In the aftermath of the disaster, the Railways has provided helplines with phone numbers. The points that follow: Danapur (DNR): 8905697493, Ara: 8306182542, COML CNL: 7759070004, Patna Junction (PBE): 9771449971, Junction of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay: 9794849461, 8081206628
Furthermore, the Patna Varanasi Janshatabdi express train, which navigates upwards and back down, was suspended. Starting at Patna, 19 trains were detoured to the Gaya and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junctions. Followed by Kolkata and Guwahati, Ahmedabad Express, Poorwotar Sampark Kranti, and other trains were diverted from Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Sasaram, and Arrah stations directed towards Patna.