West Bengal: Bikaner-Guwahati Express accident at Domohani; CM Mamata Banerjee assured medical attention

News Desk: The Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailed near Domohani in West Bengal on Thursday evening. While 12 bogies were affected, it has been confirmed that at least five of them were overturned. The speed of the train at the time of the accident was 40kmph. While ART & ARME/Alipurduar rushed to the site immediately, railway authorities have also started the rescue processes now.

For the rescue operation in the accident, at least 20 police officials under the guidance of Add. SP Mathabhanga have left for Maynaguri. To help the stranded people, OC Mekhliganj is on the way to the accident spot with 500 food packets and water bottles. Relief trains are also reaching Domohani from both sides as the rescue efforts are also ongoing. At least 100 people have already been rescued as of 6:40 PM after the train derailed at 5 PM. Several dozens of ambulances have also been rushed to the site in a bid to take the injured to nearby health facilities. DG NDRF Atul Karwal has informed that two teams of NDRF have been deployed.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee expressed deep concern. Taking to Twitter, she said that those injured would receive medical attention, as early as possible and assured that the situation was being closely monitored from the State HQs.