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Guwahati-Howrah Special Express train derails

Guwahati: According to reports, four coaches of the Howrah-bound Guwahati-Howrah Special Express train derailed. The train had left from Guwahati railway station at around 12:20 pm. This information was given by Guneet Kaur, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). According to him, the incident took place in the Guwahati-Galpara-Bongaigaon section of Rangiya division of Northeast Frontier Railway.

As per reports, there were no casualties and no passengers were involved. NFR CPRO said that four coaches of the train including the pantry car derailed. CPRO Kaur said, “The passengers of the affected coaches have been shifted to other coaches.” He told that as soon as the information about the incident was received, senior officers of NFR Headquarters and Rangiya Division reached the spot. Besides this, he stressed that necessary assistance has been given to all the affected passengers. Also the repair work has started.

In July, Guwahati bound 05604 Down Ledu Guwahati COVID Special (Intercity-Express) derailed near Borgolai between Ledu and Margherita at around 3.30 pm on Sunday. Although the passengers escaped cautiously, according to a railway source, the engine’s front wheels (the first pair) came off the check rail at several points in the accident, as the train was slowing due to curve tracking. Had the effect been less, it would have been fatal. Senior railway officials have reached the spot along with accident relief train from Tinsukia division.

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