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3 dead in Bikaner-Guwahati express accident; PM Modi dials WB CM Mamata Banerjee

GUWAHATI: Three people have reportedly died in the accident of the the Bikaner-Guwahati Express of the Northeast Frontier Railway zone reportedly derailed near Domohani of Mainaguri in northern part of West Bengal.

The Alipurduar DRM confirmed the mishap of the Guwahati-Bikaner Express 15633 (up) around 5 pm today.

“At least 3 people have been killed and over 20 injured,” Moumita Godala Basu, DM Jalpaiguri, tweeted.

A high-level Commissioner Railway Safety enquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident. The State Disaster Response Force and fire fighters have reached the spot.

“The DRM and ADRM rushed to the site along with accident relief train and medical van,” the Indian Railways said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had dialed up West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to enquire about the train accident.

As per initial reports, 4 bogies have been crushed, while 12 coaches have been derailed.

Top officials of the Indian Railways, including CRB & DG (safety), have left for the site of the mishap.

According to reports, the S12 coach and its adjacent ones are among the ones that got derailed in the mishap.

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