At least two coaches of the 05048 Gorakhpur Kolkata Purvanchal Express train derailed on Tuesday near the Silaut station in Bihar. The two coaches–an AC coach and a sleeper derailed near Muzzafarpur.
However, no casualties have been reported yet, due to the slow train speed.
A major tragedy was averted near the Muzaffarpur-Samastipur railway block, where the Purvanchal Express Special narrowly survived. The accident was avoided due to the quick thinking on the part of the train driver.
According to the information received, the 5048 Purvanchal Express train which was going from Muzaffarpur towards Samastipur near Guam No. 90B near Silaut station suddenly started making a loud sound from the train. A big accident was avoided due to the readiness of the gateman and the driver’s understanding.
The Purvanchal Express left Gorakhpur at 11:30 am and was going to Kolkata. No passengers have been injured in this incident but the route is still disrupted.
In Samastipur, both coaches will be changed and after that, the passengers will re-start their journey. Sonpur DRM and a medical team are on the spot. Helpline numbers have been issued. According to the railway, no passenger has suffered many injuries.
In the same sequence, there was a technical fault in the train due to which Maniyari Gumti Man Prem Kumar, who was showing the flag to the train at the station, has also been injured. The train has been stopped now.
This is a developing story. More details are awaited.