Up line restored, confusion remains over casualty
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2011, 00:43
Kolkata: The Up line at accident site of the Guwahati-Bangalore Express was restored on Monday afternoon as doubts remained over the exact number of deaths in the accident.

"The Up line was restored at 4.50 pm on Monday and train running started on the section. The restoration of the Down line, which is heavily damaged, will take some time," Eastern Railway sources said here.

According to the sources, the body of a man was recovered today from under the debris of the locomotive of the Azimganj-Malda Passenger.

While another man's body was recovered from near the accident site last night, it was doubtful whether he was a victim of the mishap as the body was lying some distance from the accident site and no railway ticket was found from his possession.

Meanwhile, a special train left Malda at 3.25 pm carrying passengers of the Guwahati-Bangalore Express to Bangalore on a diverted route.

A special train consisting of AC 3-tier coaches left Kolkata station at 3.30 pm today for Guwahati carrying North Bengal-bound passengers.

The 13149 Up Sealdah-New Jalpaiguri Kanchan Kanya Express, the 13163 Up Sealdah?Saharsa Hatey Bazare Express and the 53003 Up Howrah?Malda Town Passenger were cancelled.

The 13011 Up Howrah?Malda Town Intercity Express will short-terminate at Rampurhat station and return from there as 13012 Dn tomorrow, sources said.


First Published: Tuesday, August 02, 2011, 00:43

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