Breaking: Up to 15 people reportedly die in Bikaner-Guwahati Express derailment; 10 bodies lying on spot
Guwahati: In a major development to the Bikaner-Guwahati Express derailment, the head of the Jalpaiguri District Hospital exclusively told TIME8 News that as many as 15 people have died in the incident.
It is assumed that the death count may increase as the troops of BSF Guwahati have joined the rescue operation to help the injured passengers who are trapped inside the coaches of the derailed train.
The Jalpaiguri District Hospital head also mentioned that as of now two passengers were brought dead in the hospital, while 3 more bodies were brought dead in Maynaguri Rural Hospital.
“It is expected that another 10 bodies are lying on the spot. Few coaches have not been opened so far so death counts may increase,” said the district hospital head.
In Jalpaiguri district Hospital, at least 31 passengers have been admitted, of which three were reported serious; they have been referred to North Bengal Medical College for better medication, informed the head of the hospital to TIME8 News over the telephone.
Meanwhile, taking to Twitter, Special DGP, Assam police, GP Singh tweeted saying, “Reference Train accident – Relief train with stranded passengers has left accident site at 9.30 PM and expected to reach guwahati around 2 AM on January 14th 2022.”
“Assam police team is reaching accident site shortly to assist people of Assam injured in the railway accident,” Singh added further in his tweet.