Railway authorities have opened several helpline numbers for news of the victims in Monday's train accident at Sainthia in India's eastern state of West Bengal.
The Eastern Railway has opened two helplines (numbers
033 23503537 and 23503535
for news of the victims.
The helpline numbers at Howrah station are 033 26382581/3532/7412 and 26411416, while that of Bhagalpur station is 06412 4222433 and the number at Jamalpur station is 0634443101.
The accident occurred 191 km from Howrah when the speeding New Cooch Behar-Howrah Uttarbanga Express rammed into the stationary Bhagalpur-Ranchi Vananchal Express. Three rear compartments of the Vananchal Express bore the brunt of the impact and were completely mangled.