Dibrugarh-New Delhi Capital Express Derails in West Bengal, leaving 12 Injured

Rescuers search through debris after 14 cars of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Nov. 20, 2016. VOA

Kolkata, Dec 7, 2016: Just after a month, the Indore-Patna Express tragedy in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh killed over 100 people on November 20, the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Capital Express was derailed in Alipurduar district of West Bengal on Tuesday, leaving 12 injured.

Out of 12, three of the passengers were seriously injured after two coaches of Capital Express train scheduled from Bihar’s Rajendra Nagar to Guwahati in Assam, derailed this evening in Bengal.

The engine and the coach adjacent to it derailed, said the Northeast Frontier Railway.

The derailment occurred around 9 pm, in a place close to Samuktala Road Station in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district that is about 720 kilometres from Kolkata. The injured were sent to  a nearby hospital and necessary arrangements were made to safely send other passengers to Guwahati.

– prepared by NewsGram Team with inputs from Agencies