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High-level inquiry initiated into North East Express derailment; 22 trains diverted

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By IANS Updated: Oct 12, 2023 2:19 pm
The Railways have diverted 22 Guwahati and Kolkata bound trains and cancelled two others after North East Express derailed near Raghunathpur in Bihar’s Buxar district
High-level inquiry initiated into North East Express derailment

PATNA: The East Central Railway (ECR) on Thursday initiated a high-level inquiry into the derailment of the North East Express train derailed in Bihar’s Raghunathpur.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the track was dislocated at some places. The officials claimed that such a thing could be both a pre or post accident possibility.

“Railway has its own way to investigate such a train accident. We have formed a high-level technical committee to investigate this accident. The track was broken or not cannot be said at this point of time. Actual position will be ascertained only after the findings of the investigation report,” said Tarun Prakash, General Manager, East Central Railway.

“At present, we have brought cranes and other equipment for the quick restoration on this rail section,” Prakash said.

Many passengers claimed that they heard the noise around two km before the train finally derailed near Raghunathpur railway station.

North East Express train derailed near the Raghunathpur railway station at around 9.53 p.m. on Wednesday and east central railway CPRO Virendra Kumar claimed that four lives were lost and 30 injured in this mishap.

Twenty-two trains diverted, two cancelled after North East Express derails in Bihar’s Raghunathpur

The Railways have diverted 22 Guwahati and Kolkata bound trains and cancelled two others after North East Express derailed near Raghunathpur in Bihar’s Buxar district claiming four lives on Wednesday night.

The up and down Patna Varanasi Janshatabdi express train was cancelled.

Nineteen trains, including Patna Azimabad express, Pune Danapur super fast express, Patliputra Superfast express, Dibrugarh Rajdhani, Patna Rajdhani, Vikramsheela express, Kamakhya express, Guwahati express, Tejas Rajdhani express, Anand Vihar Bhagalpur Garib Rath express, Baba Baidyanath Dham Deoghar super fast express train were diverted from Patna to Gaya and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junctions.

Trains like Ahmadabad Express, Poorwotar Sampark Kranti and others were diverted from Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Sasaram and Arrah stations to reach Patna and further towards Kolkata and Guwahati.

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By IANS Updated: Oct 12, 2023 2:19:25 pm
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