6 killed, many Injured as Seemanchal Express derails in Bihar

New Delhi: In yet another putting a question mark on the safety and security of rail commuters in the country, at least nine coaches of a Delhi-bound train derailed in Bihar’s Vaishali district this morning leaving 6 passengers dead and a number of others injured.

The mishap took place at around 5.30 am in the morning while the Seemanchal Express carrying passengers from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal lost its track around 30 km away from Patna, due to some reason and the derailment took place. Those coaches which skidded off the track include three sleeper coaches – S8, S9, S10, one general coach, one AC coach B3, informed railway authorities.

Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force along with railway police reached the spot for rescue.

The injured were rushed to nearby hospital immediately.

Railway Ministry has issued helpline numbers for the family members of the victims of the accident-Sonpur — 06158221645; Hajipur —06224272230 and Barauni — 0627923222.

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