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Dec 07 2016 (23:16)  Railway orders probe into Patna-Guwahati Capital Express derailment, 3 suspended (m.indiatoday.in)
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Railways order probe into Patna-Guwahati train derailment.
Compensations for the deceased yet to be announced.
The railways have suspended two drivers and a guard.
In a rail mishap in the Alipurduar district of West Bengal, two people have died, while six were injured, as the drivers overlooked the signal, and the train fell into a canal after crashing into the dead end at the
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Samuktala Road railway station.
Munshi Nath(65) and Mahesh Nath (40) died after the engine and two coaches of the Rajendra Nagar-Guwahati Capital Express derailed near Assam border late night on Wednesday.
The train was expected to make a sudden halt at the Samuktala Road station, after it was asked to allow the Rajdhani Express to pass. The station was not a regular stop for the train and after overlooking the signal, the train overshot and crashed into the dead end, resulting in the derailment, which led to the descent of the engine into the canal along with a coach, while another coach crashed into the barricade.
RESCUE OPERATIONS UNDERWAY
"The engine and the first two coaches of the Capital Express which was en route to Guwahati got derailed. Accident Relief Medical Equipment Van was rushed to the spot immediately. There rescue team along with surgeons, doctors and engineers also arrived. The rescue operation is under progress," said Sanjib Kishore, Divisional Railway Manager.
Kishore added that the exact reason behind the incident is unknown. He said that the reason can be ascertained once an inquiry is set up. "The engine had crashed into the dead end. Railway machinery was immediately pressed into action," said Kishore.
"The unaffected portion of the train consisting of 19 coaches was detached and pushed back from the site. The train resumed its journey at 5:10am in the morning, after the rescue and relief operation was completed. The train reached Guwahati station at 11-00hrs with the remaining passengers," said Pranav Jyoti Sharma, the Chief Public Relations Officer of the North Frontier Railways, in a press release.
TWO DRIVERS, GUARD SUSPENDED
Two drivers and a guard have been suspended, who were involved in the overshooting of the train. A compensation of Rs 5,000 each has been announced to the injured passengers, who are being treated at a local hospital.
After the temporary disruption of rail services as a result of the accident, three trains have been cancelled while other trains have been diverted to ease conveyance; however the inconvenience to the passengers still continues.
"When the train crossed Samuktala Road, we felt like someone had pulled the emergency brakes. There was a lot of shouting and chaos all around. A lot of people got down to see what happened. There was rumour that the train had hit a passing wild elephant. We were very scared. We are waiting for the train to move as we all want go home as soon as possible," said Dhiraj Kumar Das one of the passengers in the train.
Das added that they hoped the railway authorities to arrange for another train to help them reach home at the earliest. He said that passengers aboard were scared and the guards had asked them to not panic
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