Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Tragic Train Mishap: 12 killed, 4 injured

Guwahati: Altogether 12 people died and 7 others injured when two locomotives and seven loaded wagons of the Bardarpur-bound Dn FCI Bhim goods train fell off bridge No. 108, 52 km from Lumding on Monday morning.

According to Northeast Frontier Railway officials, the loco pilot (driver) of the ill-fated train, Deepak Sen, and six trackmen working at the site died on the spot, while six others died on the way to the hospital.

Seven others, including MK Rajak, the assistant loco pilot, were injured. They have been shifted to the hospital,” the sources said.

Five of the deceased trackmen have been identified as Ranen Thakuria, Sital Das, Rakhal Chetri, Ram Bahadur Upadhyay and Putul Borah.

he injured included Nimai Das (Gang mate), Swapan Kumar Das (Sr. Trackman) and Sunil Das (Trackman).

Senior railway officials rushed to the accident site and started investigating the case.

The Commissioner for Railway Safety (Northeast Frontier Circle) is schedule to start his statutory accident inquiry from Wednesday.
Meanwhile, train services on the section have been halted following the incident.

Author info

editor's picture

Please send your comments to editor@assamtimes.org

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

Random Stories

Wildlife awareness hoardings

15 Apr 2015 - 6:33pm | Rituraj Phukan
Twenty wildlife awareness hoardings supported by the TINA Grant for Dulu Bora were installed at various places around Nagaon by members of Green Guard Nature Organization. In the first phase, ten...

Relief materials distributed

18 Aug 2017 - 9:41pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
The Believers Church Diocese in Bongaigaon draws huge appreciation after they reached out to the flood hit people in the BTAD areas.  A team from the organization on Friday...

Symposium on hazards of electronic gadgets

11 Nov 2014 - 9:05pm | Patricia Swer
Department of ECE, School of technology, Assam Don Bosco University, organised a day symposium on Advancements in Electronics and Communication Technology: Issues and Challenges 2014 (SAECT2014...