Goods Train Collides with Kanchanjunga Express in Siliguri – 8 Dead 30 Injured, West Bengal

Goods Train Collides with Kanchanjunga Express in Siliguri


Author: Hriday Verma

Published: June 17, 2024

On June 17, 2024, a goods train collided with the Kolkata-bound Kanchanjunga Express in Siliguri, West Bengal. Fortunately, there have been no reported casualties from the accident so far.

Train Incident Details

The Kanchanjunga Express was en route to the Sealdah station in Kolkata when the goods train struck it from behind in Siliguri’s Rangapani region. The impact caused significant damage to the train, prompting immediate emergency response efforts.

Swift Response by Authorities

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee swiftly mobilized rescue teams to the accident site. Senior administrative staff, doctors, ambulances, and disaster response teams were dispatched to provide assistance and medical aid. In a statement, CM Banerjee expressed her concern and commitment to addressing the situation promptly.

She said, “Shocked to learn, just now, about a tragic train accident in Phansidewa area of Darjeeling district. Action on a war-footing has been initiated for rescue, recovery, and medical assistance”.

As authorities continue their efforts, the incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safety measures and vigilance in railway operations. Investigations into the cause of the collision are likely underway, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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