10 coaches of passenger train derails near Guwahati
Passengers of down Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express had a miraculous escape, when 10 coaches of the train derailed near Jagiroad in Assam's Morigaon district, under Lumding division of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), today.
Though some passengers were injured, no casualties were reported in the accident.
The accident led to cancellation of eight trains, short-termination of four and several long-distance trains, including Rajdhani Express, were controlled at different stations.
NFP spokesperson S Lahiri said the engine and nine coaches of the train derailed between Aujuri and Jagiroad stations at about 0215 hours.
The engine and five coaches derailed and four coaches capsised.
Thirteen passengers sustained simple injuries, while 32 others were released after first aid.
Four injured passengers were referred to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here and seven others referred to NF Railway Central Hospital at Maligaon, Guwahati.
Passengers of the train were brought to Guwahati from Jagiroad by a special train later.
As the accident damaged the tracks, train movement to eastern Assam was disrupted.
Several trains, including Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Dibrugarh-Howrah Kamrup Express, Dibrugarh-Delhi Brahmaputra Mail and Ledo-Kamakhya Intercity Express, were controlled at different stations.
Among the trains cancelled were Guwahati-Jorhat Town-Guwahati Jan Shatabdi Express, Lumding-Kamakhya Passenger, Silghat Town-Guwahati-Silghat Town Passenger and Kamakhya-Dimapur-Kamakhya Inter City Express.
Several trains were also short-terminated.
(Posted on 16-04-2014)