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3 killed as Bikaner-Guwahati Express train derails in Bengal | India News

Kolkata/Guwahati: At least three people were killed and more than 10 injured when 12 coaches of Bikaner-Guwahati Express train derailed and overturned near Dohomoni in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Thursday.

TV footage showed a number of coaches lying sideways down the elevated tracks as rescue workers were seen trying to extricate the passengers.

Jalpaiguri district magistrate said three passengers have died and another 10-12 are injured.

The accident occurred around 5 p.m. in an area under Alipurduar division of Northeast Frontier Railway, an NFR spokesperson said in Guwahati.

The accident occurred more than 90 km from Alipurduar Junction, he added.

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The accident occurred around 5pm in an area under Alipurduar division of Northeast Frontier Railway. Photo: PTI

“An accident relief train with a medical team is on way to the spot. We are awaiting further details, the spokesperson said.

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Rescue and relief operation after Guwahati-Bikaner Express got derailed. Photo: PTI

(to be updated)

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