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Seemanchal Express derails in Bihar, at least seven dead

Feb 03, 2019 10:11 IST
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At least seven people were reported to have died and many injured after 11 coaches of the superfast Seemanchal Express heading to Delhi derailed in Bihar’s Vaishali district early on Sunday morning, railway officials said. All the injured passengers have been moved to nearby Hospitals, District Hospitals and Railway Hospital. The accident took place on the Barauni- Bachhwara-Hajipur Single Line in Sonpur division of the East Central Railways.

Officials said the number of dead is likely to go up.

The railways has announced an ex gratia compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of those deceased.