In a heart-wrenching incident, the Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express, with train number 12506, derailed near Bihar’s Buxar district, leaving six souls lost and nearly a hundred individuals injured. This tragic event has spurred a rapid, coordinated emergency response from various authorities.
The Incident: North East Express Derailment
Around 9:35 pm, tragedy struck near Raghunathpur station, Danapur division, close to Buxar. While initial reports from Indian Railways confirm six casualties, the gravity of the situation is underscored by over a dozen derailed coaches. Bhojpur SP Pramod Kumar confirmed the tragic loss of lives, and hospitals in Ara, Buxar, and Patna, including esteemed institutions like PMCH, AIIMS, and IGIMS, are on high alert to offer care to the wounded.
The response to this heart-wrenching incident has been both swift and resolute. Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has mobilized a comprehensive rescue operation, emphasizing the collaborative efforts of NDRF, SDRF, district administration, railway officials, and local residents. The injured have been swiftly transported to nearby hospitals, and a dedicated war room has been established to coordinate relief efforts.
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In the aftermath of the derailment, several trains have been affected. The East Central Railway zone has provided a list of impacted services:
- Patna-Puri Special (03230)
- Sasaram-Ara Special (03620)
- Bhabua Road Express Special (03617)
- Patna–DDU Memu Pass Spl (03203)
- Patna-Buxar Memu Pass Special (03375)
Partially Cancelled Trains:
- Patna-DDU Express (13209) – Will operate up to Ara
- DDU-Patna Express (13210) – Will also run up to Ara
- Pune-Danapur SF Express (12149)
- Patliputra SF Express (12141)
- Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express (12424)
- Vikramshila Express (12368)
- Kamakhya Express (15623)
- Guwahati Express (15633)
- Rajendra Nagar Terminal Tejas Rajdhani Express (12310)
- Bhagalpur Garib Rath Express (22406)
- Anvt Rdp Express (22488)
Support and Assistance:
In times like these, support is crucial. To offer assistance and information Several helpline numbers are being set up:
- PNBE – 9771449971
- DNR – 8905697493
- ARA – 8306182542
- COML CNL – 7759070004
The North East Express Derailment derailment in Bihar highlights the urgent need to improve the safety of our public transport systems. The unity and support shown by the community displays the firm strength and empathy that defines the Indian spirit. However, as we note the recovery efforts, we also send our deepest condolences to the victims and their families.