6 dead, more than 100 injured as Kamakhya-bound Northeast Express derails in Bihar’s Buxar

The Railway issued helpline numbers for the passengers. For Patna - 9771449971, for Danapur - 8905697493, for ARA - 8306182542 and COML CNL - 7759070004.

New Delhi: At least 21 coaches of the Kamakhya (Assam)-bound Northeast Express, derailed in Bihar’s Buxar district on Wednesday and six casualties have been reported. More than 100 injured in this accident.

NDRF, SDRF, Police, and firefighters are carrying out the rescue operation.

The Railway Ministry said that the Anand Vihar-Kamakhya Northeast Express derailed in the yard of the Raghunathpur Railway station in Bihar at 9.53 p.m.

Following the incident, videos from the accident site showed local people rushing to rescue of the train passengers.

In the video, few coaches can also be seen toppled and local people along with police taking out passengers.

The Railway issued helpline numbers for the passengers. For Patna – 9771449971, for Danapur – 8905697493, for ARA – 8306182542 and COML CNL – 7759070004.

Senior railway officials have rushed for the accident site. In June this year, at least 293 people died and over 800 injured after a triple train tragedy in Odisha’s Balasore.

(With inputs from IANS)

Also read: Balasore Train Tragedy: Last Rites Of 28 Unclaimed Bodies Performed By BMC

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