7 dead as Seemanchal Express derailed

At least seven people dead after a Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express train derailed this early morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district, about 30 km from Patna,  while several others have been injured. Railways to give ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of every deceased. Rs 1 lakh would be given to the grievously injured and Rs 50,000 to those who suffered simple injuries. Also, all medical expenses will also be born by Railways.

11 coaches of Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am on February 3 in the wee hours of the morning. Officials said that the superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.

The main cause of the accident is the said to be the rail fracture of CMS X- ING at the Barauni end of the station yard. 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,” the Twitter handle of Piyush Goyal’s office said.

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