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  • 12:28 PM IST

    Seemanchal Express Derailment LIVE: The deceased have been identified as Ilcha Devi (66), Indira Devi (60), Shamsuddin Alam (26), Ansar Alam (19), Shaida Khatoon (40), Sudarshan Das (60), the Government Railway Police (GRP) said.

  • 12:22 PM IST

    Seemanchal Express Derailment LIVE: Out of 7 casualties, 6 bodies identified; 3 are from Bengal & 3 are from Khagaria (Bihar). State govt has done the arrangements for the bodies to be sent to their families in Bengal&Khagaria after post-mortem. Rescue operation on, said Vijay Sinha, SDRF Commandant

  • 10:10 AM IST

    Seemanchal Express Derailment LIVE: Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to the derailment of coaches of the Seemanchal Express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. Railways, NDRF, and local authorities are providing all possible assistance in the wake of the accident, tweeted PM Modi

  • 10:09 AM IST

  • 9:39 AM IST

    Seemanchal Express Derailment LIVE: Prima facie cause of the accident is rail fracture of CMS X-Ing at Barauni end of station yard.Unaffected 12 coaches are being moved to Hajipur where more coaches to be attached and train will move for Anand Vihar Terminal railway station (ANVT), said Rajesh Kumar,CPRO, East Central Railway (ECR)

  • 9:37 AM IST

    Seemanchal Express Derailment LIVE: Railways would give ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs each to the kin of every deceased. Rs. 1 lakh would be given to the grievously injured and Rs. 50,000 to those who suffered minor injuries. All medical expenses will also be borne by Railways

  • 9:35 AM IST
    Seemanchal Express Derailment LIVE: Death toll rises to 7, said East Central Railway (ECR) General Manager LC Trivedi.

  • 9:27 AM IST

    Seemanchal Express Derailment LIVE: Railways announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to kin of those killed and Rs 1 lakh to those critically injured in the train mishap.

  • 8:50 AM IST

    Seemanchal Express Derailment LIVE: The Railways ordered an inquiry into the accident. CRS Eastern Circle Latif Khan will conduct a probe in the accident, news agency ANI reported.

  • 8:49 AM IST
    Seemanchal Express Derailment LIVE: This is the second major railway accident this week. Earlier on Friday, the Dayodaya Express between Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur and Rajasthan’s Ajmer was derailed near Jaipur. No passenger was reported to be injured in that mishap.

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. Also Read - Rajya Sabha Seat Left Vacant After Ram Vilas Paswan's Death May Not go to LJP Again - This is Why

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. Also Read - Bihar Encounter: 3 Maoists Killed in Gunfight With Security Forces in Gaya

Indian Railways has issued helpline numbers for Seemanchal Express derailment: Helpline numbers at Sonpur — 06158221645; Hajipur —06224272230 and Barauni — 0627923222. Also Read - Facing Corruption Probe, Bihar's New Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary Resigns Days After Taking Oath