Four killed and eight injured as New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derails in Bihar
New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed in Bihar, just after leaving the Chapra station around 2 am in the morning, resulting in to the death of four passengers and eight others getting injured. Most of the passengers in the train were asleep, when the unfortunate accident took place. The Ministry of Railways apprehended the involvement of Maoists in the mishap, but the Bihar police has denied such possibilities.
tragedy occurred when the train was forcibly stopped, which led to the
derailing of several coaches. Five coaches namely B1, B2, B3, B4 and
the pantry car overturned while several other coaches along with the
power car got derailed, making the situation even worse. The
reason behind the applying of emergency brakes is still not known.
reported by NDTV, Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda said "Reasons
are said to have been sabotage and there was a bandh called by
Maoists... that is why it occurred, is what I have understood but the
exact reasons aren't known."
the Bihar police and administration ruled out sabotage. "It is
hardly 3 km away from the town area...it is a very busy track. So it
really doesn't suit for a sabotage thing," Kundan Kumar,
Chapra's District Magistrate.
ministry has announced a compensation of Rs. 2 Lakh to the kins of those who lost
their lives, while people with serious injuries will receive Rs. 1
Lakh and Rs 20,000 for those who suffered minor injuries.
An extensive rescue operation is on and senior officials of East Central
Railway along with the railways doctors have reached the spot of the accident. Meanwhile, a relief
train has been also sent to take the passengers to take nearby station, so that they can reach their destinations.
per the latest reports coming in, around three timer bombs are said to be found 25 km from the accident spot, where the train derailed.