Passenger train derailed in Assam

Dispur: Five coaches and the engine of a passenger train derailed in Kokrajhar district of Assam in the wee hours of Saturday, seriously injuring its engine driver and causing minor injuries to some passengers.

Northeast Frontier Railway spokesman Jayanta Sarma said that the accident occurred between Salakati and Basugaon at 5.15 a.m. as the 55753 UP Sifung passenger train was about to negotiate a bridge.

All the passengers of the train coming from Alipurduar in Bengal to Guwahati were shifted from the accident site, Sarma said.

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