GUWAHATI: A total of 1,006 aboard the relief train to Assam will reach Kamakhya Station tonight. Informing this about the passengers of the derailed Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express, a senior railway official told the press, He informed that around 1,500 passengers were in the train when it had started its 33-hour-long ill-fated journey from Delhi yesterday.
“The relief train started at 5 am from Danapur and is scheduled to reach Kamakhya at 11 pm. A total of 1,006 passengers are coming and they will get down at different stations on the route,” the official told the press.
The relief train will stop only at the scheduled stoppages of the ill-fated North East Express. “Around 500 passengers will get down at the five stations in Assam,” he said.
According to reports, the passengers will be provided meals and refreshments during the journey. “The railways will also arrange for their travel by road from the Kamakhya station,” the officer said. He added that no train from Assam is cancelled as of now due to the accident.
Earlier on Wednesday night, The Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express derailed near the Raghunathpur station in Bihar’s Buxar district claiming four lives and injuring over 70 passengers. According to latest reports, the number of casualties has gone up to 6.
The train had embarked on its journey from Delhi’s Anand Vihar terminal at 7:40 am, bound for Kamakhya. The incident transpired at 9:53 pm, as reported by the Railway Ministry.
Eyewitness videos captured the immediate aftermath, showing overturned coaches and local residents, in tandem with law enforcement, engaging in rescue operations.
The swift and commendable response from authorities ensured that injured passengers were promptly taken to hospitals. The critically injured are currently undergoing treatment at AIIMS, Patna.