Engine fault to blame for Bikaner-Guwahati Express mishap: Railway Minister

Nine persons were killed and 36 injured in the accident

Engine fault to blame for Bikaner-Guwahati Express mishap: Railway Minister

clearing tracks: A crane lifts a coach of the derailed Bikaner-Guwahati Express. PTI

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 14

A problem with the electric engine pulling the 15633 Bikaner-Guwahati Express was to blame for derailment of the train near Domahani in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Thursday, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said today.

Nine persons were killed and 36 injured in the accident. “Preliminary findings suggest there was an issue with the equipment of the locomotive,” Vaishnaw said at the accident site. — TNS

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inspects the site at Mainaguri in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal where the Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailed, leading to nine deaths. PTI

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