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Horrific Train Accident: Kanchenjunga Express Hit by Goods Train in Rangapani

Rescue operations underway after Kanchenjunga Express is struck by freight train in Rangapani, leading to derailment, numerous fatalities, and many injured.

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Siliguri, Jun 17 (Siliguri Journal) – A tragic train accident occurred on Monday morning in Rangapani, a town in the Siliguri sub-division. The Sealdah-bound Kanchenjunga Express was hit from behind by a freight train, causing several passenger carriages to derail. The catastrophic incident resulted in numerous fatalities and injuries.

Reportedly, the loco pilot of the goods train died on the spot, trapped in the engine. Railway officials promptly arrived at the scene, followed by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) from various parts of North Bengal to begin rescue operations. The fire brigade also responded swiftly to the emergency.

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Senior railway officials from multiple departments are currently on-site, overseeing the situation. More than 50 ambulances were deployed to the location, transporting the injured to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) for treatment. Rescue and relief efforts are ongoing as authorities work to manage the aftermath of this devastating accident.

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Sk Sahiluddin
Sk Sahiluddinhttps://www.siligurijournal.com
Sk Sahiluddin is a seasoned journalist and media professional with a passion for delivering accurate and impactful news coverage to a global audience. As the Editor of Siliguri Journal, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the editorial direction and ensuring the highest journalistic standards are upheld.
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