1 min read.Updated: 14 Jan 2022, 10:22 AM ISTLivemint
Death toll in Bikaner-Guwahati Express mishap has risen to nine
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Twelve coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express train had derailed and some of them capsized near Domohani in Jalpaiguri district on Thursday. The accident occurred around 5 pm on Thursday in an area under the Alipurduar division of Northeast Frontier Railway, an NFR spokesperson said in Guwahati.
Nine trains have been diverted through alternative routes following the accident, which include Guwahati-Howrah Saraighat Express, Kamakhya-Anand Vihar Express, New Delhi-Agartala Tejas Rajdhani Express and Trivandrum-Silchar Express.
15777 / 15778 New Jalpaiguri - Alipurduar Jn - New Jalpaiguri Tourist Express.
Train short terminated/originated
Train no 13147 Sealdah-Bamanhat Uttarbanga Express of 13.01.2022, 13148 Bamanhat - Sealdah Uttarbanga Express of 14.01.2022 will be short terminated and short originated at New Jalpaiguri.
The Railways have announced ex-gratia of ₹five lakh to the next of kin of each of those killed in the accident, ₹one lakh to the seriously injured and ₹25,000 for passengers with simple injury, the statement said. The NFR has already activated several helpline numbers for information about the incident, including at Guwahati (03612731622), Katiahar (06452230692), New Jalpaiguri (9002041951) and Alipurduar (03564234206). The 15633 Bikaner-Guwahati Express had left Bikaner at 1.45 am on Wednesday and derailed near New Domohani station under Alipurduar Dvision of NFR at around 5 pm on Thursday.
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