“The PM has condoled the loss of lives due to the accident of the Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express. He prays for the speedy recovery of the injured,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Twitter.

The Prime Minister is in touch with Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda, who has updated him on the relief work at the accident site.

At least four passengers were killed and eight injured when the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed at Golden Ganj station near Chapra early today.

12 coaches were derailed in the incident that occurred around 2:15 am. Five coaches - B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4 and pantry car - overturned in the derailment while seven other coaches got derailed at the station. Another goods train, 60 kms away from the station, also got derailed due to a blast. 18 wagons got derailed in the accident.

While three passengers died on the spot, another succumbed to injuries in a hospital later, Chief Public Relation Officer of East Central Railway (ECR) Arvind Kumar Rajak said.

In another crucial development, three timer bombs have been found 25 km from the spot where the train mishap took place.
The Maoists have given a shutdown call on Wednesday to protest "strong armed" action by security forces against "innocent people" in the area on suspicion of being Maoists sympathiser.

The Indian Railway has ordered an enquiry to be conducted by Commissioner Railway Safety, Eastern Circle to ascertain the cause of derailment.


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