Several trains cancelled, and diverted after the Kanchenjunga Express train accident in WB

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Kanchenjunga Express train accident

The horrors of the crash and the injuries they sustained have left Kanchanjunga Express passengers, getting treated for their wounds in hospitals, in shock. At least nine people were killed and 40 injured on Monday after the Sealdah-bound Kanchanjunga Express was hit by a goods train in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district.

Among the many injured receiving treatment at North Bengal Medical College Hospital, which is around half an hour from the spot of the accident, was Dildar Hossain from Silchar. He was headed to Sealdah, from where he was to go to Bengaluru for work. The 13174 Kanchanjunga Express from Tripura capital Agartala, scheduled to reach Sealdah at 7.20 pm on Monday, arrived at its destination eight hours behind schedule at 3.16 am,” the ER official said. The hapless passengers, who went through the ordeal and horror of the accident, were provided with medical facilities, food, and water at various stations, including Malda town and also at Sealdah during the journey, he said.

A state government official said the state’s transport department provided buses and small vehicles to the passengers at Sealdah station to ensure that they reached their homes smoothly.

The Kanchenjunga Express accident that claimed more than eight lives and injured 25 people, several trains were cancelled while some were diverted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 

The accident took place in the Phansidewa area of Darjeeling district. At least eight people died, and over 25 people were injured in the accident.A passenger who was present on the train when it met with an accident expressed concern and fear as she recalled the tragic incident.”I was in S7 when this accident took place. We are very afraid after this accident. My parents are also worried,” she said.Kanchanjunga Express .She also commended the efforts of doctors and nurses, as well as the police and the local community for their swift rescue operations.Governor C V Ananda Bose also visited the injured.“It is a tragedy, and we must stand together. All efforts are being made to give the best treatment to the injured persons.

I met doctors, sisters, and others – they have assured all facilities for the injured,” Bose said.“This is the time for us to come together. All stakeholders should stand together in this hour of crisis and be with the people who are the sufferers,” he said at the hospital. Also among the injured was a family of seven, who lived just a stone’s throw away from the hospital.

“We were a total of seven people going to Tarapith to worship Ma Kali. Now, we all are hospitalized. I couldn’t understand what happened,” said Nitai Pal.