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A derailment of an express train in Bihar, India, resulted in the death of four individuals.
The train was en route from Anand Vihar Terminal railway station in Delhi to Kamakhya Junction in Assam when the incident occurred at approximately 9:35 pm local time on Wednesday. Tarun Prakash, the East Central Railway general manager, confirmed the casualties, stating, “Four casualties have been confirmed and rescue operation is under way. Twenty-one coaches have derailed.”
While the exact cause of the derailment remains unknown, rescue operations at the crash site have been completed. Ashwini Vaishnaw, India’s Minister of Railways, expressed his condolences on social media, vowing that the “root cause” of the mishap would be thoroughly investigated.
This tragic incident follows a major train accident in Odisha in June, which stands as India’s deadliest train crash in the past two decades, claiming the lives of at least 288 individuals.