Railways Orders High-Level Inquiry Into Bihar Derailment

Patna: The railways ordered a high-level inquiry into the derailment of the Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express in Bihar’s Buxar district.

In this accident on Wednesday night, four people were killed and several were injured.

This train with 23 coaches derailed near the Raghunathpur station near Buxar in Bihar at around 9.53 pm on Wednesday. “A high-level inquiry has been ordered to investigate the reason behind the incident,” East Central Railway’s chief public relations officer Birendra Kumar said in a statement.

Railways will pay an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of each deceased, and Rs 50,000 to the injured.

All passengers of the derailed train, who were able to undertake the onward journey, boarded a relief train on Thursday morning.


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