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Kanchanjunga Express accident death toll rises to 8, 30 injured, PM announces aid

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New Delhi: In West Bengal’s Rangapani Kanchenjunga Express collided with a freight train, bringing back memories of the Karmandal Express accident. The death toll from the accident that took place at 8.55 am on Monday has increased by 8 people. According to Darjeeling Additional Superintendent of Police Abhishek Roy said that eight bodies have been recovered from the accident site. The death toll is expected to rise. At least 30 people were injured. It is feared that the many passengers may trapped.

Many injured people have been rescued during the rescue operation. The injured were rescued and taken to Siliguri Medical College Hospital. The help desk has been opened.

New Jalpaiguri Station Emergency Number: 916287801758
Howrah Stechn Helpline Number: (033) 2641 3660
For inquiries: (033) 26402242
(033) 2640 2243
Sealdah Station Helpline Numbers:
(033) 2350 8794
(033) 2383 3326

Guwahati Station Helpline Number:
(036) 1273 1621
(036) 1273 1622
(036) 1273 1623

Helpline Number of Lamding Station:
(036)7426 3958
(036)7426 3831
(036)7426 3120
(036)7426 3126
(036)7426 3858

Kishanganj Station Help Desk Number: 6287801805
Katiha Station Helpdesk Number:
09002041952
9771441956

Railways has sent many ambulances to the spot. The rescue team continued to help the passengers of the accident train in every way. Prime Minister Modi has announced an aid of RS 2 lakh i and Rs 50 thousand for the wounded victims of the tragic train accident .

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