50 passengers injured, 19 seriously
Guwhati,Over 50 passengers were injured, 19 of them seriously, when the engine and 10 coaches of the Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express derailed at Teghiria in central Assam in the wee hours of Wednesday.
The derailment damaged 100 meters of railway line leading to cancellation of eight trains on the route. The Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express has also been detained at Lumbing, railway officials said.They said the engine and 10 coaches of the train derailed near Jagiroad in Morigaon district at around 2 am.Nineteen passengers were seriously injured and have been admitted to various hospitals including GauhatiMedicalCollegeHospital, police said.Many passengers were discharged after receiving first aid in MorigaonCivilHospital.The cause of the derailment is being investigated, railway officials said.
Senior railway officials have rushed to the site and rescue operations are on.