Assam: Kamakhya-Dimapur BG Express derails, over 50 hurt

Assam_train_derails_360Morigaon: Ten coaches of the 15666 BG Express derailed at Ajuri station near Morigaon in central Assam early Wednesday, injuring over 50 passengers, police said.

The three coaches of the Dimapur-Kamakhya train jumped tracks, but toppled down near Jagiroad in Morigaon district at 2:05 am, they said.

Seventeen passengers were seriously injured and shifted to the Gawahati Medical College Hospital, police said.

16lead1Rest of the passengers were reported to have received minor injuries and were released after receiving first aid in Morigaon Civil Hospital, Northeast Frontier Railway sources said.

Senior railway officials have rushed to the site and rescue operations are on.

Helpline phone numbers have been activated: Dimapur 03862-228404, Lumding 03674-264848/49/50 and Guwahati 0361-2731621/22/23