- Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express derailed near Raghunathpur station in Bihar’s Buxar district
- The incident left at least 100 people injured and 6 dead
- Over 12 coaches were derailed
On Wednesday night, over 12 coaches of the Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express derailed near the Raghunathpur station situated in the Buxar district of Bihar. The Hindustan Times reported the incident citing a railway official.
Here are the top 15 updates from the accident:
- According to a report from The Hindustan Times citing the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Bhojpur Pramod Kumar Yadav at least 6 passengers lost their lives in this incident. It added that around 100 people have sustained injuries.
- It was also cited that 12 bogies of the Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express were derailed, mentioning railway sources. Hospitals at Ara, Buxar and Patna including Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in the state capital have been asked to keep beds ready for the injured.
- Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, announced an ex gratia of ₹ 4 Lakh each to the families of the people who died after 12 coaches of the North East Express train were derailed in Buxar last night, informed Bihar CMO in an official statement.
- Ashwini Vaishnaw, Railway Minister wrote, “Will find the root cause of derailment,” on X, as he expressed condolences for the loss of lives.
Deepest condolences for the irreparable loss. Will find the root cause of derailment.— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) October 11, 2023
- The minister said evacuation and rescue operations were completed and all coaches have been checked. “Rescue operation going on at war footing at Buxar derailment site. NDRF, SDRF, District administration, Railway officials, and local residents are all working as one team. Injured shifted to hospital. War room operating,” tweeted Vaishnaw.
Rescue operation going on at war footing at Buxar derailment site. NDRF, SDRF, District administration, Railway officials, and local residents are all working as one team.— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) October 11, 2023
Injured shifted to hospital.
War room operating.
- The 12506 North East Express had 23 coaches and departed at 7:40 AM on Wednesday from Anand Vihar terminal in Delhi as it was supposed to complete its 33-hour journey to Kamakhya, around 6 kms from Guwahati.
- A local resident named Hari Pathak was quoted as saying, “The train was coming at a normal speed but suddenly we heard a loud sound and a plume of smoke rose out of the train.
- “We rushed to see what happened. We saw that the train had derailed and the AC coaches were the most damaged”.
- Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Jagdishpur, Rajiv Chandra Singh, said thatmany of the electric wires, poles and rail tracks have been damaged due to the accident.