Shillong, Aug. 8: At slightest 30 people died and 26 were harmed when a train fell into a 400-foot fill in Meghalaya‘s East Jaintia Hills district this morning.
The Agartala-bound night super train from Guwahati (AS01Y 7379) met with a collision during Tongseng channel nearby Sonapur on National Highway 44 around 4.45am, a Meghalaya military central said. The site is 150km from here.
Reports advise that 36 people, besides a motorist and a handyman, had boarded a 41-seater Sherawali Travels train from Guwahati. Sources pronounced it contingency have picked adult a other passengers en route, given no one boarded it from a Dhankheti stop here.
The harmed have been shifted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital in Assam, and hospitals in Khliehriat, a district domicile of East Jaintia Hills, Jowai, a district domicile of West Jaintia Hills, and Shillong, a military central said. The bodies of 28 group and dual women were taken to Khliehriat hospital, he added.
Among those shifted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital are Madhu Das of Hailakandi town, Ajmir Singh, Dipak Mazumdar of Tripura’s Kumarghat village, BSF jawan Jugesh Kumar, Maksud Ali from Guwahati, Sanjib Banik of Agartala and Rupak Mazumdar of Kailashar city in Tripura. While Das was pronounced to be critical, a doctors pronounced a others were recovering.
Subhashis Sarkar, 25, who is undergoing diagnosis during Silchar Medical College and Hospital, pronounced a motorist of a speeding train had mislaid control. Sarkar, a proprietor of Cooch Behar in West Bengal, was returning to Agartala, where he is doing a BEd course, after sitting for a Union Staff Selection Commission examination in Calcutta.
Gautam Debnath, 38, of Agartala was shifted to Woodland sanatorium in Shillong. His brother-in-law, Manish Debnath, pronounced Gautam had suffered conduct and spinal injuries. Gautam, who works for a private firm, Amricon Agrovet Pvt Ltd, had left to Guwahati on central work.
A infancy of a passed and harmed are from Tripura. The state’s officials, led by Abhishek Chanda, district court of Unokuti (in north Tripura), rushed to a collision site and afterwards to Jowai hospital.
Haresh Paul Choudhury, a nodal officer of Unokuti district, pronounced a Assam arch secretary N.K. Das had sensitive them about a collision around 10.30am.
East Jaintia Hills emissary commissioner Abhishek Bhagotia had pronounced over phone from Khliehriat that they would be means to brand all a bodies once they got a newcomer list.
Meghalaya arch apportion Mukul Sangma offering condolences to a kin of a defunct and wished those harmed a rapid recovery. He pronounced a district administration would extend all probable assistance.R Soft Web Hosting