At least six people have died and 24 others were injured after nine coaches of Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express derailed today in Bihar’s Vaishali at 3.52 AM. Several people are reported to be injured. The office of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted that rescue and relief operations are on after derailment the nine coaches of Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal Seemanchal Express at Sahadai Buzurg, Bihar.
Rescue operations are underway and helpline numbers have been issued, the Railway Ministry said. “Rescue and relief operations are on for derailment of 9 coaches of Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal Seemanchal express at Sahadai Buzurg, Bihar,” Piyush Goyal’s office tweeted
Among the nine coaches that derailed, three are sleeper coaches – S8, S9, S10, one general coach, one AC coach B3, said East Central Railway spokesperson Rajesh Kumar. A team of doctors has been sent from nearby towns of Sonpur and Barauni to the site of accident.
Here are the highlights on the train accident
- Six passengers who died in the accident have been identified, one body yet to be identified. The condition of three people said to be critical.
- All the passengers were served tea, food packets and packed drinking water.
- Each coach being manned by commercial and RPF staff.
- Affected passengers have been transported to Hajipur and Danapur railway stations
- Arrangements for refunds to the passengers who do not want to continue their journey have been ensured at different stations.
- Arrangements for ex gratia payment has been made.