Train that left NJP for Guwahati today evening derails near Shamuktala Road station
13248 Patna Guwahati Capital Express derails at Shamuktala Road station in Barobisha near Kamakhaguri around 9 pm today evening. Some people injured have been admitted to nearby hospital. Rescue teams is on spot. Reason for derailment not known yet.
Helpline numbers at accident site (Samuktala) of 13248 Capital Express : 9002052957, 8585082833 & 03564-259935.
Rajendra Nagar Terminal (Patna) to Guwahati bound Capital Express (13248-UP) derailed on Tuesday night in West Bengal's Alipurduar district, hurting several passengers, reports said.
According to reports, the engine and several coaches of the express train went of the tracks at around 10 PM near Samuktala Road Station in Alipurduar and at least two compartments have been partly mangled due to the accident.
Several passengers have been stuck inside the two damaged coaches.
Following the incident, railway's relief train, rescue team and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel rushed to the scene from nearest New Jalpaiguri (NJP) junction station.
Rescue operation is currently underway there.
Few senior officials of the Indian Railways have reached the scene and are overseeing rescue operations there.
Railway officials claimed that no death had been reported so far, while locals are claiming that at least three passengers have been killed and stuck inside the compartment.
Till the latest update came in, several injured passengers have been rescued from the train and are being treated.
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