Tourist killed as toy train derails in Darjeeling

January 27, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:40 am IST - Siliguri

: A woman tourist from Kolkata was killed and several others were injured on Monday when the Jungle Safari special toy train derailed in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, police said.

After one of the three coaches of the toy train derailed near Chunabhatti, around 30 km from here, tourists panicked and jumped from the train.

One of them, Moli Pal, was hit on the head when she jumped and fell on the ground and died, the police said, adding that several others sustained minor injuries.

Tourists take the Jungle Safari special toy train of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway to enjoy the beauty of the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. - PTI

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