Bikaner-Guwahati train mishap: Preliminary probe hints at locomotive glitch
Guwahati: Initial findings into the shocking Bikaner-Guwahati train mishap pointed at a possible technical glitch in the locomotive equipment.
At least nine people died and several others left injured when 12 coaches of the Assam-bound train derailed and overturned near Domohani in West Bengal around 5pm on Thursday.
On Friday, as Union railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited the accident scene said “The Commission of Rail Safety is conducting an inquiry to find the root cause behind the accident.”
He conducted an inspection of the tracks and the locomotive involved in the accident, a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesperson said.
Indian Railways has announced an ex gratia of Rs5 lakh for the family members of those who lost their lives in the accident. Passengers who sustained grievous injuries will get Rs1 lakh, and those with nonserious injuries will get Rs 25,000.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also spoke to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to inquire about the Bikaner-Guwahati Express mishap. The CM said that she assured to provide all help and assistance on ground and also keep us posted on the ongoing situation.