rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Assam: Kamakhya-Dimapur BG Express derails, over 50 hurt

Assam: Kamakhya-Dimapur BG Express derails, over 50 hurt

Last updated on: April 16, 2014 10:41 IST

Over 50 passengers were injured, 19 of them seriously, when the engine and 10 coaches of the Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express derailed at Teghiria in central Assam in the wee hours of Wednesday.

The derailment damaged 100 meters of railway line leading to cancellation of eight trains on the route. The Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express has also been detained at Lumbing, railway officials said.

They said the engine and 10 coaches of the train derailed near Jagiroad in Morigaon district at around 2 am.

Nineteen passengers were seriously injured and have been admitted to various hospitals including GauhatiMedicalCollegeHospital, police said.

Many passengers were discharged after receiving first aid in MorigaonCivilHospital.

The cause of the derailment is being investigated, railway officials said.

Senior railway officials have rushed to the site and rescue operations are on.

Helpline phone numbers have been activated: Dimapur 03862-228404, Lumding 03674-264848/49/50 and Guwahati 0361-2731621/22/23

© Copyright 2014 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.