Seemanchal Express accident: 7 dead, 29 injured as 11 coaches derail in Bihar on NFR-Katihar Division

KATIHAR: Seven people have died and more than 20 are injured in Bihar after eleven coaches of the Seemanchal Express derailed on Sunday morning. The accident on the Delhi-bound train occurred in Vaishali district of Bihar. The train was running between Jogbani and Anand Vihar Terminal. Railway officials said it was at its full speed when the accident occurred around 3:50am. The Railways has issued helpline numbers to assist the injured and their family members. Teams of NDRF have reached the spot to carry out relief and rescue operations. Indian Railways has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased.

Seemanchal Express accident: Based on initial probe, it has been found that a fracture in railway track caused the accident. Railway track fracture is said to be a common occurrence in the region owing to cold weather conditions in winter.

Indian Railways has arrived at the conclusion after preliminary inquiry as broken pieces of railway tracks have been found on the spot.

Railway track fracture is being reported to be a common occurrence in the region owing to weather conditions. The metallic tracks expand slightly at high temperatures and contract at lower temperatures. In the current season, the cold is said to have caused great strain in the tracks leading to the fracture.

Seven people have died and more than 20 are injured in Bihar after eleven coaches of the Seemanchal Express derailed on Sunday morning. The accident on the Delhi-bound train occurred in Vaishali district of Bihar. The train was running between Jogbani and Anand Vihar Terminal.

Railway officials said it was at its full speed when the accident occurred around 3:50am. The Railways has issued helpline numbers to assist the injured and their family members. Teams of NDRF have reached the spot to carry out relief and rescue operations.

Indian Railways has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased.

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