New Delhi: Al least six people have been reported killed and several have been injured as nine bogies of Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal Seemanchal Express derailed near Bihar’s Sahadai Buzurg on Sunday. As per information received from Sonpur Division, the train passed Mehnar Road at 3:52 am and derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:58 am.
Five coaches including three sleeper (S8, S9, S10), one general and one AC (B3) were among the derailed bogies. A team of doctors have been rushed to the accident site from nearby areas of Sonpur and Barauni. Accident relief train has also been rushed for carrying out relief and rescue operations.
Indian Railways has issued helpline numbers for Seemanchal Express derailment: Helpline numbers at Sonpur — 06158221645; Hajipur —06224272230 and Barauni — 0627923222.