On Wednesday, North East Express train derailed in Bihar, killing atleast 4 people and injuring about 100 others. According to an official, the incident occurred about 9:35 PM near Raghunathpur station in Buxar. The train was on its way from Anand Vihar Terminus in Delhi to Kamakhya near Guwahati in Assam.
Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey talked to NDTV about the tragedy, saying that the national and state disaster response teams has arrived at the scenes. He also stated that the injured would be sent to AIIMS Patna.
Tejashwi Yadav Has Spoken with The Disaster Management Department
Tejashwi Yadav, Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister, stated that he has spoken with the Disaster Management Department, the Health Department, and district authorities in Buxar and Bhojpur to expedite relief and rescue efforts.
The office of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also stated that it is “closely monitoring the unfortunate derailment” of the train in Raghunathpur.
They further stated that they are in contact with the district administration in Buxar as well as other agencies.