Six dead in Seemanchal Express derailment in Bihar

Agencies

Vaishali, February 3:

Six people died on Sunday after nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express derailed in the Vaishali district of Bihar. The accident took place at 3.58 am in Sahadai Buzurg, according to reports. One general coach, one AC coach B3, three sleeper coaches -S8, S9, S10 and four more coaches have derailed, East Central Railway spokesperson Rajesh Kumar was quoted as saying by PTI.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also stated that rescue and relief operations have begun. The Railways has issued helpline numbers — Sonpur 06158221645, Hajipur 06224272230 and Barauni 06279232222.

Rescue operations underway after Seemanchal Express derailment. Rescue operations underway after Seemanchal Express derailment.

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