2 killed and 34 injured, Capital Express train derails in West Bengal

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According to reports, 2 passengers were reportedly killed and 34 were left injured, when 2 coaches of the Capital Express train which was heading from Bihar’s Rajendra Nagar to Guwahati derailed near Samuktala station in Alipurduar district of West Bengal on Tuesday late evening.

The incident took place near Samuktala station (Assam-West Bengal border) which is 720 kilometers away from Kolkata on Tuesday night around 9pm.

According to sources, a team of railway doctors was rushed to the location.

North East Frontier Railway officials said, “An accident relief train has already reached the spot along with senior railway officials”.

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

If reports are to be believed, then weeks ago the same incident happened near Kanpur where 14 coaches of Indore-Patna Express derailed, causing 100 passengers to death.

Chief Public Relations Officer of Northeast Frontier Railway issued helpline numbers for more information: 9002052957, 8585082833 and 03564-259935.

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