Patna, Feb 3: At least six people were killed and several others injured after nine coaches of Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal Seemanchal Express derailed in Bihar's Sahadai Buzurg in Vaishali district early on Sunday morning.
Confirming deaths of six people in the mishap, East Central Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Rajesh Kumar told UNI that several passengers also sustained injuries in the mishap but their exact number was yet to be ascertained.
The death toll may rise as several passengers were still trapped inside the damaged compartments.
The incident took place at nearly 3:58 am after the train passed Mehnar Road. The derailed coaches include three sleeper (S8, S9, S10), one general and one AC (B3).
A team of doctors rushed to the accident site from nearby areas of Sonpur and Barauni.
Accident relief train has also been moved for carrying out relief and rescue operations, CPRO added. (UNI)