It is now high time for Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, either to practically evolve a system for safe Railway Journey or resign from his post
BUXAR, Oct. 12, 2023 (TBINN)
At least four passengers died and 70 others injured when six coaches of Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express derailed near Raghunathpur Station in Bihar’s Buxar district on Wednesday night, officials said.
The derailment occurred at 9:53 P.M. and at least two A.C. III Tier coaches toppled over while four other coaches jumped the tracks, witnesses said.
Buxar’s Superintendent of Police Manish Kumar told the Press that four passengers died in the accident. A Railway Police Force official disclosed at least 70 passengers have been injured and shifted to local hospitals. Those with serious injuries were rushed to A.I.I.M.S., Patna.
“Will find the root cause of derailment,” Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Social Media, even as he expressed condolences for the loss of lives.
Railway Minister said evacuation and rescue operations were completed and all coaches have been checked.
The 23-coach 12506 North East Express departed the Anand Vihar Terminal in Delhi at 7:40 A.M. on Wednesday for its nearly 33-hour journey to Kamakhya, about six kilometres away from Guwahati.
The train was coming at a normal speed but suddenly we heard a loud sound and a plume of smoke rose out of the train. We rushed to see what happened. We saw that the train derailed and the A.C. coaches were most damaged, Hari Pathak, a local resident lamented.