Bikaner Guwahati Train Accident: Death Toll Rises To 9

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 Bikaner-Guwahati Express (15633) train accident: Nine People lost their lives after 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express (15633) derailed in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Thursday.  The train started from Bikaner in Rajasthan and was heading to Guwahati in Assam through Bihar's Patna. The accident took place near Maynaguri in Jalpaiguri around 5.15 pm on Thursday.

Eastern Railways has issued emergency numbers for Rajasthan (01512725942), Assam (0361-2731621, 2731622, 2731623), and West Bengal (8134054999). Railways Divisional Manager Dilip Kumar Singh, along with several officials reached the spot, and rescue operations are going on.

An ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh has been announced for the kin of the deceased, Rs 1 lakh for those who receive grievous injuries and Rs 25,000 for those who suffer simple injuries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation in the wake of the train accident in West Bengal. 

President of India, Rajnath Singh, and other ministers wished a speedy recovery to the injured and expressed grief over the death of passengers. Here are the tweets.

Troops of BSF Guwahati joined the rescue operation to help the injured passengers trapped inside the coaches of the derailed train. 

Here is the list of passengers injured according to the Republic World website.

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