07/12/2016 8:22 AM IST | Updated 07/12/2016 8:38 AM IST

Patna-Guwahati Capital Express Derails In West Bengal, 10 Injured

No casualties have been reported yet.


ALIPURDUAR -- At least 10 people were injured when two coaches and the engine of Guwahati-bound Capital Express from Bihar's Rajendra Nagar Terminal derailed in North Bengal on Tuesday night.

The incident took place shortly after 9 PM near Shamuktala Road station, which is about 32 km from Alipurduar Railway Division headquarters.

North East Frontier Railway officials said an accident relief train has already reached the spot from Alipurduar along with senior railway officials.

The injured have been rushed to Alipurduar district hospital for treatment and relief and rescue work is underway, said Alipurduar DRM Sanjiv Kishore.

Chief Public Relations Officer of NF Railway, Pranav Jyoti Sharma, said that the following three helpline numbers have been issued for information on the derailment and rescue and relief operations:

  • 9002052957
  • 8585082833
  • 03564-259935

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