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Sadananda Gowda leaves for Bihar derailment site

Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday left for Bihar to visit the spot where the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express train derailed near Chapra, killing four people and injuring eight others early in the morning.

“I will see what all things happened there, how our officers are tackling the situation. I want to see the real place, where the incident took place,” Mr. Gowda told reporters before leaving.

“I came to know about the accident today (Wednesday) morning and thereafter me and my officers have been monitoring everything closely. The relief work is also being carried out,” he added.

He said: “Four passengers were killed and eight others were injured in the accident. All the injured were admitted to the hospital for treatment.”

“All other passengers have been shifted to a railway station located nearby till some special arrangements are made for them to reach their destination,” Mr. Gowda said.

Earlier, BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who is also the Lok Sabha member from Saran where the accident took place, visited the spot.


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