Dibrugarh-Rajdhani Express derailment: PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednedsay expressed his condolences to the kin of the persons who died in Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express accident.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednedsay expressed his condolences to the kin of the persons who died in Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express accident.

At least four passengers were killed and eight injured when the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed at Golden Ganj station near Chapra early today in suspected sabotage by Maoists.

The Prime Minister prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured victims.

The PMO tweeted:

The PMO also confirmed that Modi is in touch with Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda regarding the relief work.

12 coaches were derailed in the incident at around 0200 hours today, a Railway spokesperson said. Five coaches-B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4 and pantry car-overturned in the derailment while seven other coaches-B-5 to B-10 and power car-got derailed at the station.
Chief Public Relation Officer of East Central Railway Arvind Kumar Razak said: "The accident took place near Golden Ganj railway station near Chhapra (about 100 from here) where the Rajdhani Express train derailed around 2.30 a.m. The cause of the derailment is yet to be known. We are looking into it".

The Bihar government has also ordered an inquiry into the accident.

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