New Delhi : 9 killed and more than 40 injured in a major train accident in Mainpuri, West Bengal. According to the information received, the Railway Minister will visit the spot today. It may be mentioned that 12 coaches of the Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailed here on Thursday. Of these, 4 to 5 bogies were completely overturned. As soon as the information about the accident was received, senior officials of the administration and railways reached the spot and started the rescue work. At present, the information about what caused the accident has not been revealed. The injured are being treated at a nearby hospital.
Guwahati-Bikaner Express 15633 derailed at around 5 pm on Thursday. 12 coaches have been affected. DRM and ADRM reached the spot along with accident relief train and medical van. Railway Police has also started the rescue operation.
As soon as the information about the accident was received, the police and administration team reached the spot. The injured are being taken to the nearest hospital with the help of local people. It is being told that the train was going from Bikaner to Guwahati.
CM Mamta Banerjee issued instructions
According to the information received, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also directed the officials to reach the spot as soon as the information about the accident is received. Along with this, all possible help to the passengers has also been asked.
Big challenge before the administration
The priority of the administration is to immediately take the injured to the hospital for treatment, along with this, efforts are also being made to evacuate as many people as possible. Along with this, it is also the challenge of the administration to take the passengers to their destination through other arrangements. However, at present, arrangements are being made to stay in the area around them.
Due to the winter season, it is being speculated that the accident could have been caused by fog. However, no official confirmation has been made regarding this till now. At the same time, the challenges in front of the administration are more in rescue due to cold and fog.