Train derails in Assam; 3 dead, 50 injured


Nov 9, 2010

At least three people have been killed and 50 others have been injured after seven coaches of a passenger train derailed at an unmanned crossing in Kamrup district of Assam today.

According to reports, the Bongaigaon-Guwahati Chilarai passenger train rammed a stationary dumper truck stuck on the tracks at Gossainghati between Azara and Mirza railway stations at around 9:30 am.

Injured passengers have been rushed to Mirza Public Health Centre. Those critically wounded have been referred to Gauhati Medical College Hospital, police said.

Railway officials along with rescue teams have reached the spot, railway sources said.

Railway helpline numbers:

Rangiya: 03621-244279
New Bongaigaon: 03664-231754
Guwahati: 0361-2331621, 2331622, 2331623