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5 killed, 45 injured as Bikaner-Guwahati Express train derails in Bengal

Kolkata, January 13

Five people were killed and 45 injured as several coaches of Bikaner-Guwahati Express train derailed and overturned near Dohomoni in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Thursday, officilals said.

TV footages showed a number of coaches lying sideways down the elevated tracks as rescue workers were seen trying to extricate the passengers.

Sources said a relief train has been rushed to the spot.

Jalpaiguri district administration said some injured passengers were being rushed to a hospital in nearby Moynaguri.

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