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Business News/ News / India/  Jamtara train accident Highlights: 2 dead as train runs over commuters, President says 'extremely saddening'
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Jamtara train accident Highlights: 2 dead as train runs over commuters, President says 'extremely saddening'

Jamtara train accident Highlights: A few passengers were run over by a local train at Kalajharia railway station in Jamtara, Jharkhand on Tuesday. Officials said two bodies have been recovered so far. The Railways has been requested to start a helpline number. 

Jharkhand, Jamtara rail accident LIVE Updates: People stand near a railway track where at least two persons were run over and killed by a train near Kaljharia area, in Jamtara district, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (PTI)Premium
Jharkhand, Jamtara rail accident LIVE Updates: People stand near a railway track where at least two persons were run over and killed by a train near Kaljharia area, in Jamtara district, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (PTI)

Jamtara train accident Highlights: At least two persons were killed after a train run over them in Jharkhand's Jamtara district on Wednesday evening, police said. Officials explained that some passengers got off a train (from the wrong side) and were run over by another local train. The incident happened at Kalajharia railway station in Jamtara on Tuesday. Kaushik Mitra, CPRO, Eastern Railway, said a three-member JAG committee has been formed to enquire about the issue.

29 Feb 2024, 11:37:31 AM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE: Investigation is going on, says Jharkhand CM Champai Soren

On Jamtara train accident that killed two on Wednesday night, CM Jharkhand Champai Soren said, "A Committee investigation is going on. I'll speak about it after that."

29 Feb 2024, 10:21:41 AM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE Updates: PM Modi condoles loss of lives due to mishap

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Wednesday condoled the loss of lives due to mishap in Jamtara, Jharkhand.

The Prime Minister’s Office said in a X post: “Pained by the mishap in Jamtara, Jharkhand. My thoughts are with all those who have lost their loved ones. May the injured recover soon: PM @narendramodi"

29 Feb 2024, 08:28:03 AM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE Updates: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee condoles deaths, urges railways to overhaul systems

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of victims in the Jharkhand train accident and urged the railway authorities to overhaul the systems “to prevent such mishaps". 

 

Taking to her social media handle on X, Banerjee wrote: “Saddened to note of yet another rail accident case involving deaths and injuries of several persons. Jamtara in Jharkhand, near our border, is the site of this latest tragedy. We express solidarity with our neighbour, express condolences for the victim families, and urge the railway authorities again to overhaul the systems for preventing such mishaps again and again." 

29 Feb 2024, 08:23:03 AM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE Updates: Congress chief Kharge expresses grief, seeks 'impartial' probe

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge expressed grief over the loss of lives in the Jharkhand train accident and sought an 'impartial' investigation into the incident to hold those liable for safety violations.

Taking to his social media handle, Kharge posted on X, "The train accident that took place in Jamtara, Jharkhand, is extremely heartbreaking. The news of the loss of many lives is extremely sad. Our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and we pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. The railways and government administrations should do immediate relief work, and Congress workers should provide all possible help," read the post.

The Congress leader further stated in the post, "The Railway Ministry should take responsibility for this tragic accident and conduct an impartial investigation so that those responsible for safety lapses are held accountable."

29 Feb 2024, 06:27:11 AM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE Updates: Here’s what Asansol DRM said on the incident

“Prima facie, ANGA (Bhagalpur-Yesvantpur) Express was stopped due to Alarm Chain Pulling (ACP). At the same time, a MEMU local passing from adjacent line dashed into two people as reported by the driver. MEMU driver further informed that he was honking continuously and couldn’t see people due to curved railway track. We also talked to the express train’s driver about the rumour of a spark (fire), and he denied any such incident," said Asansol DRM Chetna Nand Singh. 

We formed a team immediately for enquiry and I am in touch with the railway board and higher officials. Free and fair investigation will be carried out into the matter," he added.

29 Feb 2024, 06:20:52 AM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE Updates: It is a very unpleasant incident, says Divisional Railway Manager

"First of all, on behalf of the railway, I would like to express my grief, it is a very unpleasant incident, where two innocent civilians, have died...," said Chetna Nand Singh, Divisional Railway Manager.

28 Feb 2024, 10:56:32 PM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE Updates: Search operation is underway, says Jamtara SP

Jamtara SP Animesh Naithani said, “At around seven in the evening, Bhagalpur-Yesvantpur express was on halt (near Kalajharia station) and several passengers got off the train after hearing a rumour of fire. Reportedly, two people standing on the adjacent track were hit by Asansol-Jasidih MEMU. They died on the spot, and we rushed their bodies to Sadar Hospital Jamtara. No information of any other casualties has been reported yet. Search operation is underway, more details will be conveyed later."

28 Feb 2024, 10:23:57 PM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE Updates: President Murmu expresses condolences

“The news of sudden death of many people in a train accident in Jamtara district of Jharkhand is extremely saddening. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured." President Murmu's tweet read

28 Feb 2024, 10:18:40 PM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE Updates: SDO Anant Kumar shares update

Medical Officers in the (local) hospitals to collect information about injured people turning up there so that their family members can be informed."

28 Feb 2024, 10:15:24 PM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE Updates: Jamtara Zila Parishad member says fire started and chain was pulled

Jamtara Zila Parishad member and eyewitness Surendra Mandal said there was a train accident near Jamatara earlier today.

“In the morning, stones had been laid along the tracks. The stones came under the wheels of an express train that was passing by and a fire started. The (emergency) chain was likely pulled and the passengers got off the train. While walking on the adjacent track, a local train ran over some of those passengers."

28 Feb 2024, 10:05:17 PM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE Updates: Relief and rescue work on,  Champai Soren wishes speedy recovery of those injured

Jharkhand Chief Minister Champai Soren reacted to the "sad news of train accident near Kaljharia station of Jamtara".

He tweeted, "May God grant peace to the departed souls and give strength to the bereaved family to bear this difficult time of grief. The administration team is engaged in relief and rescue work on the spot. I wish speedy recovery to those injured in the accident."

28 Feb 2024, 10:00:15 PM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE Updates: 'Too early to determine the exact number of deaths'

Deputy Commissioner told PTI it was still too early to determine the exact number of deaths in the incident where a local train ran over a few commuters at the Jamtara station.

28 Feb 2024, 09:52:07 PM IST

 Jamtara train accident LIVE: Witness recalls incident — ‘Fire started, chain pulled, passengers got off the train & ….'

A Jamtara Zila Parishad member and witness to accident, Surendra Mandal, told PTI, "In the morning, stones had been laid along the tracks. The stones came under the wheels of an express train that was passing by and a fire started. The (emergency) chain was likely pulled and the passengers got off the train. While walking on the adjacent track, a local train ran over some of those passengers."

28 Feb 2024, 09:43:44 PM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE: Identify those responsible, says MLA Irfan Ansari

Jamtara MLA Irfan Ansari said he has given the directions to identify those responsible for it. "We will also raise the issue in the Assembly... The deceased have not been identified yet...," he said.

28 Feb 2024, 09:40:20 PM IST

Jamtara train accident LIVE: Railways requested to start a helpline number

Anant Kumar, SDM Jamtara says, "...Two bodies have been recovered. We've requested Railways to start a helpline number...The reason will be known after investigation..."

28 Feb 2024, 09:38:51 PM IST

Jamtara rail accident LIVE: What happened exactly?

Jamtara SDM Anant Kumar said that a train stopped near the Kalajharia railway crossing. Some passengers got off that train (from the wrong side) and were run over by another local train.

"Information was received that some people have died. RPF and the district police are conducting a search operation and two bodies have been recovered so far... The reason for the incident is yet to be determined...," Kumar said.

28 Feb 2024, 09:32:32 PM IST

Jamtara rail accident LIVE: 3-member committee formed to probe incident

“A three-member JAG committee has been formed to enquire about the issue," Kaushik Mitra, CPRO, Eastern Railway told ANI

28 Feb 2024, 09:31:40 PM IST

Jamtara rail accident LIVE: Exact number of deaths to be confirmed soon, says police

Deputy Commissioner, Jamtara, told ANI that A train ran over the passengers at Kalajharia railway station in Jamtara. "Some deaths have been reported. The exact number of deaths will be confirmed later. Medical teams and ambulances rushed to the spot," he said.

28 Feb 2024, 09:20:56 PM IST

Jharkhand, Jamtara rail accident LIVE Updates: Two killed as train runs over commuters at station

Two people walking on the track were run over by a train at Kalajharia railway station in Jamtara, Jharkhand on Tuesday.

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