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Guwahati-Siphung Express Derails in Assam, Driver Injured

The Guwahati Siphung express derailed between Salakati and Basugaon in Assam\'s Kokrajhar District on Saturday, injuring at least two people.

Published: 23rd May 2015 08:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2015 10:02 AM   |  A+A-

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KOKRAJHAR: The Guwahati Siphung express derailed between Salakati and Basugaon in Assam's Kokrajhar District on Saturday, injuring at least two people.

PRO of the North East Frontier Railway, Jayanta Sarma, reportedly stated that five passenger bogies have been derailed.

Northeast Frontier Railway spokesman Jayamta Sarma said that the accident occurred between Salakati and Basugaon at 5.15 AM as the 55753 UP Sifung passenger train was about to negotiate a bridge. All the passengers of the train coming from Alipurduar in Bengal to Guwahati were transhipped from the accident site, Sarma said.

While the engine driver was admitted to hospital, the passengers with minor injuries were given first aid, the spokesman said. As the railway track was blocked due to the derailment, other trains might be delayed, he added.

Further details are awaited.



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