Train derails in Bihar; one dead, 22 injured

One person has died and at least 22 injured when 5708 dn Amrapali Express met an accident in Bihar.

Patna: One passenger was killed and 22 others injured, including three seriously, when an engine and three bogies of the Amrapali Express derailed near Naugachia in Bhagalpur district, police said here on Thursday.

The accident occurred at around 11.45 pm last night after the Amritsar-Katihar Amrapali Express crossed Parasha section of the East Central Railway (ECR) and was on its way to Katihar, Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Neelamani told a news agency.

A passenger, identified as Puran Singh, 18, died on the spot, he said.
The 22 injured passengers have been admitted to nearby hospitals. The condition of three of them, including a woman with head injuries, is stated to be critical, he added.

An ECR spokesman said that a relief train reached the spot soon after the incident and passengers were pulled out of the derailed bogies.

Senior railway officials and engineers reached the spot early morning today.

Bureau Report

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