Around 11 coaches of the Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express derailed in Bihar’s Vaishali district of India early today killing at least seven persons and injuring many.
Officials fear that the death toll might increase as many are still trapped inside the derailed coaches.
ANI reported that East Central Railway (ECR) General Manager LC Trivedi confirmed that seven people have lost their lives in Seemachal Express tragedy.
The Delhi-bound train derailed between 3-4 am near Shadai Buzurg railway station in Vaishali.
East Central Railway spokesperson Rajesh Kumar said that one general coach, one AC coach (B3), three sleeper coaches (S8, S9, S10) and four more coaches have derailed. The train, number 12487, was running at full speed when it derailed.
Locals were the first to respond to the accident site. People were seen trying to rescue those trapped inside the derailed coaches before a massive rescue operation was launched involving personnel from NDRF and police.