The Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express derailed at Raghunathpur station in Bihar’s Buxar district on Wednesday night, according to The Hindustan Times, quoting a railway official. The top 10 updates are shown below.
1. Six people were killed, according to The Hindustan Times, quoting Bhojpur SP Pramod Kumar. Meanwhile, over 100 persons have been injured, and more than 12 bogies have been derailed, according to HT, citing railway sources. Hospitals in Ara, Buxar, and Patna, as well as the state capital’s PMCH, AIIMS, and IGIMS, have been urged to maintain beds available for the injured.
2. According to Buxar Superintendent of Police Manish Kumar, wounded passengers have been sent to local hospitals. Those who sustained major injuries were sent to AIIMS Patna.
3.”Will find the root cause of the derailment,” Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw stated on X, while also expressing sympathy for the deaths. The evacuation and rescue efforts, according to the minister, have been concluded, and all coaches have been inspected. “A war-like rescue operation is currently taking place at the Buxar derailment site.” The NDRF, SDRF, Railway officials, District administration, and local inhabitants are all cooperating. The injured were taken to the hospital. “War room is operational,” Vaishnaw tweeted.
4. On Wednesday, the 23-coach 12506 North East Express left the Anand Vihar terminal in Delhi at 7:40 a.m. for its roughly 33-hour journey to Kamakhya, some six kilometers from Guwahati.
5. “The train was traveling at a normal speed when we heard a loud noise and a plume of smoke rose from the train.” We raced over to see what had occurred. “We saw that the train got derailed, and the AC coaches were most damaged,” a local named Hari Pathak said.
6. According to Jagdishpur SDPO Rajiv Chandra Singh, the accident damaged electric cables and poles as well as rail tracks. He stated that while some coaches lost their balance and collapsed, none of them toppled, resulting in fewer casualties.”The technical staff can give the details of the root cause (of the accident),” he added.
7. East Central Railway zone Chief Public Relations Officer Birendra Kumar informed PTI that the accident happened less than half an hour after the train left Buxar station and was heading to Ara. “The derailment took place near Raghunathpur station where the train didn’t have a scheduled stoppage,” added the police officer.
8. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “I have learned of the derailment of the North East Express 12506 – from Anand Vihar to Kamakhya.” We are keeping a close eye on the situation and are in communication with local authorities and other entities.”
9. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav made a statement saying that the disaster management and health ministries have been directed to take prompt action to provide as much help as possible to as many people as possible. “I additionally spoke to the Bhojpur (where Ara is headquartered) the district magistrates of Buxar and and ordered them to get to the site as soon as possible and expedite relief work.” Medical authorities and other health personnel are preparing for rescue and relief operations at Sub-Divisional Hospital Jagdishpur and Shahpur Hospital in District Bhojpur. Ambulances from the Rohtas, Buxar, and Bhojpur districts have been dispatched to the scene,” Yadav added.
10. According to a railways official cited by PTI, plans have been put in place to convey passengers from the wrecked train to their destinations. “Medical teams have been sent to the scene,” said Deepak Kumar, Inspector of the Railway Police Force, adding, “We have sent rescue and medical teams to the scene.” The trains have also provided emergency contact numbers for travelers. The phone numbers are 8905697493 (Danapur), 9771449971 (Patna), 8306182542 (Ara), and 7759070004.