Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Darjeeling Toy Train (DHR) Derails Near Kurseong Today Afternoon - 5 People Injured

5 people have been injured when a Darjeeling Himalayan Railway train driven by a diesel engine derailed below Kurseong.

[This is a developing story, we will update more as and when we get more information]

Update 5:48 PM
TOY TRAIN ACCIDENT UPDATE - Asst Loco Driver Seriously Injured

A Darjeeling Himalayan Railway train derailed today near Kurseong.

Darjeeling DM Anurag Srivastava said, "Officials are at the accident spot involving toy train. Total 5 persons including driver received minor injuries and have been shifted to Kurseong hospital. The Railway manager is on the spot to enquire into the accident."

Among the 5 injured assistant loco pilot Mr. Bikash is said to be greviously injured.

Due to cold and rain the track was very slippery, and locals suspect that the train might jumped the tracks due to speed.

By Angshuman Chakraborty