Following the accident in which the 21 coaches of the Kamakhya-Bound North-East Express derailed in Bihar yesterday, Union Minister Ashwini Choubey examined restoration efforts and rescue efforts on Thursday. It is a terrifying scene, said Union Minister of State Choubey. I appreciate the community’s assistance with the rescue effort. Thousands of people abandoned their jobs and hurried over to assist. The Minister announced that an investigation and efforts to resume operations are underway.
“As soon as I received the news, I informed all the departments from the railway ministry to the Prime Minister’s Office. Rescue operations have begun and hospitals were informed to be prepared to take in the injured,” Choubey said.
The minister said that the injured are under treatment at AIIMS Patna and out of danger.
“We are trying to restore operations and inquiry is underway,” he said.
Restoration work at the railway track is underway after 21 coaches of the North-East Express train derailed at Raghunathpur station in Buxar in Bihar around 9:30 pm yesterday.
An official reported that 21 coaches of the North-East Express train derailed close to Raghunathpur station in the Buxar district, resulting in at least four fatalities and approximately 70 injuries. When the accident occurred, it was near Raghunathpur station on the Danapur division of the East Central Railway, and the North East Express train was traveling from Anand Vihar Terminal in Delhi to Kamakhya in Assam. Authorities are looking into the incident’s cause, East Central Railways (ECR) General Manager Tarun Prakash told. Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister of the Union Railways, announced that the evacuation and rescue efforts had ended.
“Evacuation and rescue are complete. All coaches checked. Passengers will be shifted to a special train soon for their onward journey,” Vaishnaw posted on X.
Earlier, the Assam Chief Minister’s Office said that the government is closely monitoring the unfortunate derailment and is in touch with the district authorities in Buxar and other agencies.