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Tragedy Strikes as Goods Train Collides with Kanchanjunga Express in Bengal, Claiming 8 Lives

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Tragedy struck in Bengal as a fatal collision between a goods train and the Kanchanjunga Express claimed the lives of eight individuals and left several others injured. The Kanchanjunga Express, en route from Tripura‘s Agartala to Kolkata’s Sealdah station, derailed after being hit from behind by the goods train.

The devastating incident occurred in Siliguri‘s Rangapani region, approximately seven kilometers away from the bustling New Jalpaiguri station in North Bengal. Shocking visuals of the aftermath revealed two compartments of the Kanchanjunga Express derailed, with one coach left precariously hanging in the air.

Expressing his condolences, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the incident as “saddening” and offered prayers for the deceased and speedy recovery for the injured. He assured that rescue operations were underway, and he had personally spoken to officials to assess the situation swiftly.

The Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of North Frontier Railway’s Katihar division informed media outlets that the tragic collision involving train number 13174, Kanchanjunga Express, occurred at around 9 am, causing significant loss of life and injuries.

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