Tragedy Strikes as Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express Derails in Buxar, Bihar

Tragedy Strikes as Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express Derails in Buxar, BiharIn a shocking turn of events, the Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express suffered a devastating...
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Tragedy Strikes as Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express Derails in Buxar, Bihar

Tragedy Strikes as Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express Derails in Buxar, Bihar

In a shocking turn of events, the Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express suffered a devastating derailment near Raghunathpur station in Bihar’s Buxar district on the fateful night of October 11. This tragic incident claimed the lives of six passengers and left over 100 individuals with varying degrees of injuries. Here are the latest updates on this unfortunate occurrence:

Loss of Lives and Injuries: According to reports from The Hindustan Times, six passengers have tragically lost their lives in the derailment. Over 100 individuals have been injured, with more than 12 coaches derailing. In response, hospitals in Ara, Buxar, and Patna, including institutions like PMCH, AIIMS, and IGIMS, are on standby to provide the necessary medical care to the injured passengers.

Swift Medical Response: Buxar Superintendent of Police, Manish Kumar, ensured that injured passengers received swift medical attention. Those with severe injuries were promptly transported to AIIMS in Patna.

Government’s Response: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw expressed his condolences for the loss of lives and guaranteed an investigation into the derailment’s cause. He confirmed that evacuation and rescue operations were successfully executed, and all coaches have been thoroughly examined. A coordinated rescue operation is ongoing, involving NDRF, SDRF, district administration, railway officials, and local residents.

Journey Details: The ill-fated 12506 North East Express, comprising 23 coaches, commenced its journey from Anand Vihar terminal in Delhi at 7:40 am on Wednesday, destined for Kamakhya, located approximately six kilometers away from Guwahati.

Eyewitness Accounts: Local resident Hari Pathak described the incident, stating that the train was traveling at a normal speed when a loud noise and plume of smoke signaled the derailment. Notably, AC coaches sustained significant damage.

Damages and Investigation: Jagdishpur SDPO Rajiv Chandra Singh mentioned that the accident resulted in damage to electric wires, poles, and rail tracks. Fortunately, none of the coaches overturned, contributing to a lower casualty count. Further insights into the accident’s cause are expected from the technical team.

Location of Derailment: Birendra Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer of the East Central Railway zone, revealed that the derailment transpired less than half an hour after the train’s departure from Buxar station en route to Ara. The incident occurred near Raghunathpur station, where the train typically doesn’t have a scheduled stop.

Assam CM’s Concern: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his deep concern over the derailment and is maintaining close contact with local authorities and agencies to monitor the situation.

Immediate Relief Efforts: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav has instructed the disaster management and health departments to launch rapid relief measures. Medical officers and health workers are prepared for rescue and relief operations at Sub-Divisional Hospital Jagdishpur and Shahpur Hospital, District Bhojpur. Ambulances from Rohtas, Buxar, and Bhojpur districts have been dispatched to the site.

Passenger Assistance: Railways have taken steps to ensure passengers reach their intended destinations. Medical and rescue teams have been deployed, and emergency helpline numbers for passengers have been provided. These helpline numbers include 9771449971 (Patna), 8905697493 (Danapur), 8306182542 (Ara), 8306182542, and 7759070004.

This tragic incident has deeply shaken the community, and our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this challenging time. The ongoing investigation into the cause of the derailment will provide more clarity on the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate event.