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Indian Railways has canceled 10 trains and changed the schedules of 21 other trains after the 12506 Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express derailed on Wednesday at the Raghunathpur station in the Buxar district of Bihar.
The train crash left at least four individuals dead and 40 more injured. At least two AC Tier-3 coaches toppled in the accident, which occurred at about 9.53 p.m. on Wednesday, while four additional coaches derailed.
Trains such as the Patna-Puri Special (03230), Sasaram-Ara Special (03620), Bhabua Road Express Special (03617), Patna–DDU Memu Pass Spl (03203), and Patna-Buxar Memu Pass Special (03375) have been canceled.
Raxaul Antyodaya Express (15548), Dibrugarh Express (15945), Magadh Express (20802), Barauni Express (19483), Asansol SF Express (12362), Guwahati Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express (22450), and Brahmaputra Mail (15657) are just a few of the trains that have been diverted onto other routes.
The incident, according to officials, appeared to be caused by inadequate track maintenance or a problem with the track changeover point.
The train derailed months after India’s greatest rail tragedy in twenty years was caused by faulty connections in the computerized signaling system. On June 2, a passenger train struck a stopped freight train in Bahanaga Bazar, Odisha, before veering off the rails and striking another passenger train traveling in the other way, resulting in 288 fatalities and over 1,000 injuries.
AIIMS Patna treated 12 injured passengers from the Bihar railway Accident
According to a press statement from the executive director of AIIMS Patna, Gopal Krishna Pal, ten patients who suffered injuries in the Raghunathpur (Bihar) railway disaster were taken to the hospital in the evening, and two additional patients were admitted on October 12 morning.
According to the official statement, four of the ten wounded patients who were admitted at night had sustained significant injuries, including one patient’s fractured femur, another patient’s fractured clavicle, another patient’s fractured condylar bone, and another patient’s fractured cervical (neck). Six other individuals suffered from mild soft tissue damage.The official statement further stated that all patients received prompt medical attention and are presently not in danger.
Derailment is most frequently caused by a track fault
A preliminary investigation report suggests that a fault in tracks may have caused the derailment of the Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express in Bihar, resulting in four deaths and several injuries. The train, which was traveling at a speed of 128 km per hour, suffered a severe jolt at the rear end with excessive vibration. The brake pipe pressure dropped suddenly, causing the train to derrail at 9:52 pm.
The cost of damage estimated at over ₹52 crore. The report also mentioned that the loco pilot was partially injured and his assistant suffered serious injuries.
A senior railway official said on October 12 that 1,006 people were taking the rescue train to go to their destinations after the North East Express crashed in the Buxar region of Bihar.
On Wednesday morning, the North East Express left Delhi’s Anand Vihar station for Khamakhya in Assam’s Guwahati, a 33-hour journey that carried about 1,500 people, according to him.
A total of 1,006 passengers boarded a relief train at Danapur following the accident on Wednesday night to travel to their destinations in Bihar, West Bengal, and Assam, he added.
Through X, the Prime Minister expresses his sorrow about the Bihar accident
On October 11, a train derailed in the Buxar area of Bihar, killing several people. On Thursday, honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences “Saddened by deaths brought on by the derailment of a few North East Express cars. Sorry for your loss, and sympathies to the families. Good healing to the injured person.” According to Narendra Modi’s statement, authorities are helping everyone who is in need in whatever way they can.