West Bengal: Two coaches of Capital Express derail, two dead

The incident took place shortly after 9 pm on Tuesday near Shamuktala Road station, which is about 32 km from Alipurduar Railway Division headquarters.

By: PTI | Alipurduar | Updated: December 7, 2016 10:18 am
train-derailed-759 Capital Express train derails near Samuktala station, West Bengal. (ANI Photo)

At least two people were killed and 10 injured when two coaches and the engine of Guwahati-bound Capital Express from Bihar’s Rajendra Nagar Terminal derailed in North Bengal Tuesday night.

The incident took place shortly after 9 pm near Shamuktala Road station, which is about 32 km from Alipurduar Railway Division headquarters.

North East Frontier Railway officials said an accident relief train has already reached the spot from Alipurduar along with senior railway officials.

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 Samuktala accident site are 9002052957, 8585082833 and 03564-259935.

(With ANI inputs)

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