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Seemanchal Express derailment: At least 6 killed, several injured in Bihar train accident

Seemanchal Express derails in Bihar: The 12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal Seemanchal Express was running at full speed when the accident occurred, railway officials said.

At least six people died and several were injured Sunday after nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express derailed in Vaishali district of Bihar. (PTI)

Rescue and relief works in progress after the nine coaches of Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express derailed at Sahadai Buzurg station in Hajipur on Sunday. (PTI)

A team of doctors has rushed to the accident site from Sonpur and Barauni. An accident relief train has also moved for carrying out relief and rescue operations. (Express photo)

A spokesperson of East Central Railway cited rail fracture appears to be the cause behind the derailment of Seemanchal Express. (Express photo)

The Indian Railways issued helpline numbers for the kin of those injured and dead in the train accident. The helpline numbers are - Sonpur 06158221645, Hajipur 06224272230 and Barauni 06279232222. For Patna - 06122202290, 06122202291, 06122202292, 06122213234.(Source: ANI)

The 12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal Seemanchal Express was running at full speed when the accident occurred, railway officials said. (Source: ANI)

The Ministry of Railways has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of those who lost their lives and Rs 1 lakh would be given to the grievously injured and Rs 50,000 to those who suffered simple injuries. (Source: ANI)

Bihar government has also announced to give Rs 4 lakh each to the kin of every deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. (Source: ANI)

Two NDRF teams were also rushed to the accident spot, said Smita Vats Sharma, Additional Director General PR (Rail).(Source: ANI)