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Delhi bound Seemanchal Express derails near Patna, 08 dead

Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely

Sunday February 3, 2019 11:12 AM, ummid.com News Network

Seemanchal Express Derailed

[The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi's Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place. (Photo: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) @NDRFHQ)]

New Delhi: At least eight people have died and 45 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early morning today in Bihar's Vaishali district, about 30 km from Patna. Eleven coaches of Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 4 am.

The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi's Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.

Rescue workers and members of disaster management force were working to pull out people trapped in the twisted metal and overturned coaches.

"Rescue and relief operations are on for derailment of 9 coaches of 12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal Seemanchal express at Sahadai Buzurg, Bihar", Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said in a message posted on Twitter.

The Railway Minister also announced ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakh each to the family of those killed, Rs. 1 lakh to the grievously injured and Rs. 50,000 to those who suffered simple injuries.

"Also, all medical expenses will be borne by the Railways", the office of Piyush Goyal said on Twitter.

Bihar government too has announced to give Rs 4 lakh each to the kin of every deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured.

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