21 hurt as local train hits Sealdah terminal wall in Kolkata

Eastern Railways stated that an inquiry into the cause of the accident has been ordered while motorman Mainul Haque and guard R A Biswas of the EMU local train have been suspended.

Published: 19th July 2017 12:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2017 02:16 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: Twenty-one passengers were injured when a suburban train hit the guard wall of platform number 13 at Sealdah terminus in West Bengal here on Wednesday.

The 34417 Sealdah-bound local train from Sonarpur in the southern suburb of Kolkata broke the buffer and hit the guard wall of platform number 13 at 10.25 am on Wednesday. Due to the impact, a few coaches derailed from the tracks and came in contact with another stationary local train at platform number 14.

While 16 injured passengers were admitted in B R Singh Railway hospital, 6 others were admitted to N R S hospital.

In a press statement, Eastern Railways stated that an inquiry into the cause of the accident has been ordered while motorman Mainul Haque and guard R A Biswas of the EMU local train have been suspended.

Eastern Railways added that while three pairs of locals were cancelled due to the accident, the derailed local train has been re-railed by 12.13 am.

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