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Malda collision: Death toll rises to two

Last Updated: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 19:17

Malda (WB): The death toll in the train
accident near Malda rose to two on Monday with the recovery of one
more body even as efforts are on to restore train services by

Police sources said the body of the 12-year-old boy was
yet to be identified.

Guwahati-Bengaluru Express and a passenger train derailed
after a collision between the two yesterday.

Saying that an operation was on to clear the debris,
Railway sources hoped both up and down lines would be
operational by tonight.

Rail link between north and south Bengal has remained
snapped since the derailment took place.

Meanwhile, Eastern Railway sources said here that RP
Yadav, Commissioner of Railway Safety, Eastern Circle, Kolkata
of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, would hold a statutory
inquiry into the accident.

In order to clear the extra rush of passengers, sources
Eastern Railway will run one super fast Garib Rath Special
train from Kolkata to Guwahati today.

The condition of five out of 50 injured passengers was
said to be serious.


First Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 19:17
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