Goods train and Kanchenjunga Express collide in West Bengal, 5 killed, Railways releases helpline numbers

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi : The Kanchenjunga Express going to Sealdah in West Bengal collided with a freight train near New Jalpaiguri on Monday morning. A senior official of the North Frontier Railway (NFR) gave this information. The Divisional Railway Manager of the North Frontier Railway Katihar Division said that 5 people are reported dead in this accident that took place around 9 am. The official said that 13174 Kanchenjunga Express coming from Agartala collided with a freight train near Rangapani near New Jalpaiguri station. Relief and rescue operations are underway after the accident. Railways have issued helpline numbers for passengers.

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Mamata Banerjee expressed grief

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee posted on the social media platform 'X' and said, “I am shocked to hear the news of a tragic train accident in Phansidewa area of ​​Darjeeling district just now. Detailed information is awaited, it is being told that Kanchenjunga Express has been hit by a freight train. She further wrote that the District Magistrate, SSP, doctor, ambulance and disaster team have been sent to the spot for rescue, relief and medical assistance. Action has been started on a war footing. Railway officials said that 13174 Kanchenjunga Express was going from Agartala to Sealdah. During this time, this accident happened at around nine in the morning.

Railways issued helpline numbers

Katihar Helpline Number
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Katihar Station Help Desk Number– 6287801805
New Jalpaiguri Emergency Number

Helpline number at Sealdah station for information related to Kanchenjunga rail accident
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Lumding Station Helpline Number

  • 03674263958
  • 03674263831
  • 03674263120
  • 03674263126
  • 03674263858

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Guwahati Station Helpline Number

  • 03612731621
  • 03612731622
  • 03612731623

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