Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express derails in Bihar, 4 dead

Buxar: Relief train carrying stranded passengers leaves for Kamakhya, Guwahati

BY | Thursday, 12 October, 2023

A train coming from Delhi and going to Guwahati, Assam derailed near the Raghunathpur station in Bihar’s Buxar district around 10 pm on Wednesday. Four people have died while 70 are injured in the Delhi-Kamakhya Express incident, PTI reported. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar later confirmed the deaths.

“Deepest condolences for the irreparable loss. Will find the root cause of derailment”, Union Minister of Railways Ashwini Vasinaw wrote on X. In another post he wrote, “Rescue operation will be completed soon. Will start restoration of the track immediately after that.”

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The Ministry of Railways informed that the rescue operation was completed around 2:30 am in a combined effort of the NDRF, SDRF, District administration, Railway officials, and local residents, and that the passengers would be transferred to a special train to continue their journey to Guwahati.

Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav informed on X that SDRF, Health Department, Bihar Police and district officials of Buxar and Bhojpur reached the derailment spot as soon as possible and that alert had been issued to hospitals of Buxar, Arrah and Patna. “Our priority is to save the lives of as many people as possible. We have also issued helpline numbers. Bihar government is actively engaged in rescue, relief and treatment work for the victims and injured of the train accident,” Yadav had said.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the State Government was closely monitoring the situation in Buxar, Bihar. Later he offered his condolences to the bereaved families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

“A relief train has already departed from Raghunathpur for Kamakhya Junction to bring back the stranded passengers,” Sarma further mentioned in his post.

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