MAY 23: Four persons were injured when 5 coaches and the
engine of the Alipurduar-Guwahati Sifung passenger train
jumped the track in Assam's Kokrajhar district today.
derailment occurred on a bridge between Salakati and
Basugaon stations at about 5.15 a.m., spokesman for the
NEFR, Pranav Jyoti Sharma, said here.
motorman and the assistant driver of the train are among
the four persons who picked up minor injuries in the
mishap and have been admitted to hospital.
relief train was immediately rushed to the site bearing
the necessary help, including medical aid.
railway officials from the railway headquarters,
Alipurduar Division and New Bongaigaon have reached the
site to lead the restoration work.
derailment affected running of trains on the up line and
some passenger trains were cancelled, the spokesman
cancelled passenger trains are New Jalpaiguri- Dekargaon
passenger, Fakiragram-Kamakhya passenger, New Jalpaiguri-New
Coochbehar Special, Dhubri-Fakiragram passenger,
Guwahati-Alipurduar junction Passenger, Kamakhya-
Fakiragram passenger, Silghat-Dhubri Rajyarani Express,
New Coochbehar-New Jalpaiguri special and
Kamakhya-Alipurduar Intercity Express.
Fakiragram-Dhubri passenger, too, has been cancelled,
added the North Eastern Frontier Railway spokesman. (PTI)