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  India   All India  07 Dec 2016  2 dead, at least 6 injured as Capital Express derails in Bengal

2 dead, at least 6 injured as Capital Express derails in Bengal

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Published : Dec 7, 2016, 7:47 am IST
Updated : Dec 7, 2016, 11:12 am IST

2 coaches train derailed near Samuktala station, which is about 720 kilometres from Kolkata, around 9 pm.

According to the Northeast Frontier Railway, the engine and the coach adjacent to it derailed. (Photo: File)
 According to the Northeast Frontier Railway, the engine and the coach adjacent to it derailed. (Photo: File)

Kolkata: 2 people died and at least 6 were injured after the Capital Express derailed in Alipirduar in West Bengal around 9 pm on Tuesday.

2 coaches train derailed near Samuktala station, which is about 720 kilometres from Kolkata, around 9 pm, said a report in NDTV.

 

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

The injured have been rushed to Alipurduar district hospital for treatment and relief and rescue work is underway, said Alipurduar DRM Sanjiv Kishore.

Helpline numbers at the Samuktala accident site are 9002052957, 8585082833 and 03564-259935. 

Train derailments have become frequent of late. Two weeks ago, 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express ran off the tracks near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, killing over 140 people.

Tags: capital express, train derailment, capital express derails
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]