Rail Accident in West Bengal: Gyaneshwari Express


Rail Accident in West Bengal of the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express train near Jhargram.

Train accident in West Bengal (Gyaneshwari Express): An Overview


Yet another unfortunate rail accident in West Bengal occurred today (Friday, 28th May 2010) near Jhargram, West Bengal, in the early hours. At least 65 people were killed and over 200 got severely injured in this recent train accident in West Bengal. The recent train accident in West Bengal took place as the Mumbai-bound passenger train Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express collided head-on with a goods train and got derailed subsequently. Security officials have stated that they are suspecting sabotage activities by the Maoist guerrillas as the prime reason for this rail accident in West Bengal. Jhargram in the West Midnapore district, the place of today's rail accident in West Bengal is more than 150 km from Kolkata, and is notorious as a Maoist stronghold already. Hence, the chances of a sabotage behind this accident of Gyaneshwari Express.

Train accident in West Bengal (Gyaneswari Express): The Toll of Loss


Mr. Samar Ghosh, West Bengal Home Secretary, informed the NDTV news channel that so far the death toll has reached sixty five in this rail accident in West Bengal. 65 bodies have so far been recovered from the telescoped ruins of the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express. Nevertheless, there can be many more tucked in corners of the shattered compartments of the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express. Had the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express collided with another passenger train instead of a goods train, the toll of loss in this recent train accident in West Bengal would easily have been many more.

Mr. Samar Ghosh has also said that approximately 200 passengers of the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express have been injured in the train accident in Bengal. The injured passengers in the accident of Gyaneshwari Express have been taken to Kharagpur, the nearest major town, and elsewhere in the district.

Train accident in West Bengal (Gyaneshwari Express): The Possible Reasons

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has described the accident of Gyaneshwari Express as a bomb blast case. She confirmed that the police and administration personnel have found proofs of a blast, which in turn confirms the high possibilities of the Maoist guerrilla activities to cause the accident of the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneswari Express. The officials have reported the missing of 1.5 ft of the railway track, which was the reason of the derailment of the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express. The driver of the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneswari Express has reported that he had heard a great sound. This was probably of the blast that caused the railway track to go off, derailed the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express and snatched away at least 65 lives in the recent train accident in West Bengal.

Train accident in West Bengal (Gyaneshwari Express): The Aftermaths

Following this rail accident in West Bengal and the death of 65 passengers of the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express, the railways have sounded a red alert in West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. The Maoist guerrillas are observing a black week, and this rail accident in West Bengal may be only a beginning of many more unfortunate mishaps in the coming few days.

Manmohan Singh, the Honourable Prime Minister of India, has announced an ex-gratia compensation Rs.200,000 for the killed and Rs.50,000 for the seriously injured in this recent rail accident in West Bengal. Mamata Banerjee, the Honourable Railway Minister of India, has also declared a compensation amount of Rs.500,000 to the victims' families and one job per family in the railways.

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