Seven persons, including the engine driver, were killed when a goods train derailed in the North Cachar hills district on Monday. Seven others were injured. Unconfirmed reports said at least 15 people had died in the accident.
Chief Public Relation Officer of NF Railway, Trikalagya Rava, said the accident took place between Dihakho and Mupa on the Lumding-
Silchar Hill Section under Lumding Division of the NF Railway. Two locomotives and seven loaded wagons of the DN FCI 'Bhim' goods train fell off bridge No 108.
The train was carrying rice to Badarpur. "The pilot (driver) of the train, Deepak Sen and six trackmen on the site were killed on the spot, while seven others including MK Rajak, the Asstt. loco pilot, were injured,” Rava said.