Train Accident in West Bengal : Helpline Numbers

In an unfortunate incident in the earky hors today, Uttarbanga Express has a huge collision with Vananchal Express at Sainthia station near Bolpur, Santiniketan.

The impact was so strong that it threw the coaches as much as 25 feet high road overbridge and left two other compartments badly mangled. Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has confirmed that 49 people were killed and 89 have been seriously injured.

Train movement on the down line has been suspended in the Bolpur-Rampurhat section where as the down Malda-Howrah Intercity Express has been cancelled and several trains are stranded on the down line.

Eastern Railway has opened control rooms following the accident. The stations and their phone numbers are: Sealdah (033-23503535, 033-23503537), Malda (06436-222061), Bhagalpur (06412-4222433), Jamalpur (063444-3101)


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