Blast Derails Gyaneshwari Express Train Crash In India
Explosion Derails Gyaneshwari Express Near Kolkata: Death Toll: More than 100 (Phone Numbers To Call)
More than 100 people are dead in the train crash in West Bengal, with another 145 injured
Police said Maoist rebels sabotaged the track causing the Calcutta-Mumbai passenger train to derail, throwing five of its carriages into the path of an oncoming goods train.
But a spokesman for the Maoist rebels called the BBC to deny any involvement
A blast has derailed 13 coaches of a train in Eastern India. The Kolata train was en route to Mumbai when a blast caused it derail where it apparently collided with a goods train. The train derailment occurred in the West Midnapore district an area known to be a hot bed for Maoist insurgents.
The blast took place at around 1.30 am when the Howrah-Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express was between Khemasoli and Sardiya stations of the Maoist-hit district, South Eastern Railway sources said.
Relief and emergency crews are on en route and the Railway Minister has pledged as to those families impacted by the derailment.
Gyaneshwari Express Derailment: Numbers to Call
- Kharagpur - (033) 22255751, (033) 22255735
- Howrah (033) 26382217.
- There is also a toll free number 10722.