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Bikaner Guwahati Train Accident, Railway Minister visited Site

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Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav visited the accident site on Friday, after 12 coaches of the Bikaner Guwahati Express derailed on Thursday evening, killing 9 passengers and injuring several others. Meanwhile, the root cause of the Bikaner Guwahati Train Accident is yet to be pinpointed. 9 trains diverted after the Bikaner Guwahati express derailed in Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal. 

The Event Of Bikaner Guwahati Train Accident

Bikaner Guwahati train derailed near Domohani in West Bengal on Thursday evening, affecting 12 bogies, among which 5 of them overturned. The speed of the train at the time of the accident was 40km/hr. Railway authorities rushed to the site and tried to rescue the passengers and people on board. The death toll in the Bikaner Guwahati Express train accident has gone up to 9, of which 3 of the deceased are yet to be identified, states the Northeast Frontier Railway (NRF). The NRF officer, Guneet Kaur also states that 36 passengers were injured and 23 passengers have been hospitalized for treatment at Super Specialty Hospital, Jalpaiguri while 7 others have been admitted to Maynaguri Rural Hospital, North Bengal.

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Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav Visits The Injured At The Jalpaiguri Hospital

After inspecting the site where the mishap occurred in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, the Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw paid a visit to the hospital in Jalpaiguri to visit the several injured passengers.

The Root Cause Of The Accident Is Under Investigation

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, after introspecting the site of the accident shared details with the media regarding the incident. The inspection is being carried out by the Commission Of Rail Safety and has revealed a glitch in the locomotive equipment.

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