Bihar: Efforts underway to restore train services in Hajipur after Seemanchal Express derailment

NewsBharati    04-Feb-2019

Patna, February 4: In Bihar, efforts are underway to restore train services at the accident site at Sahadai Buzurg station in Hajipur district after the Seemanchal Express derailed in Bihar's Vaishali district on early Sunday.

 

Rail traffic on Hajipur- Bachhwara- Barauni section was disrupted following the derailment of Seemanchal Express in which six passengers were killed.

Chief Public Relations Officer said, one line has been made operational and the first goods train passed on this section.

The accident took place at 3:58 am in Shaddai Buzurg on Sunday, when the superfast train was running. Three coaches overturned and had been completely damaged. The injured were rushed to nearby hospital, where the doctors referred the seriously wounded to Muzaffarpur and Patna. Teams of doctors have also rushed to the accident site, officials said

Minister for Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal, has announced ex gratia of Rs. 5 Lakhs each to the next of kin of the deceased, Rs.1 lakh to grievously injured and Rs.50,000/- to persons who sustained simple injuries.

Commissioner of Railway Safety/Eastern Circle shall conduct an inquiry into this accident.

In this unfortunate incident, 07 passengers lost their lives, 03 passengers got grievously injured and 27 passengers sustained simple injuries in this fateful accident.