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Added on : 2024-06-17 10:51:31

A train accident occurred in West Bengal when a speeding freight train collided with the stationed Kanchanjungha Express. The collision took place near Rangapani station after the train had passed Siliguri, en route from NJP to Sealdah. The impact severely damaged three rear coaches, resulting in the deaths of five passengers, according to police

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her shock over the tragic accident in the Phansidewa area of Darjeeling district. She stated that the Kanchanjungha Express had been hit by a freight train and detailed teams, including the District Magistrate, Superintendent of Police, doctors, ambulances, and disaster response teams, have been dispatched for rescue and medical assistance. Efforts are underway on a war footing to address the situation.

Editor & Publisher : Dr Dhimant Purohit


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