New Delhi: 

Six people died and several others were injured after nine coaches of Seemanchal Express derailed today early morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district, about 30 km from Patna.

Rescue operations are underway and helpline numbers have been issued, the Railway Ministry said. “Rescue and relief operations are on for derailment of 9 coaches of Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal Seemanchal express at Sahadai Buzurg, Bihar,” the Twitter handle of Piyush Goyal’s office said.

Among the nine coaches that derailed are three sleeper coaches – S8, S9, S10, one general coach, one AC coach B3, said East Central Railway spokesperson Rajesh Kumar. A team of doctors has been sent from nearby towns of Sonpur and Barauni to the site of accident.

The coaches of the superfast train that runs between Bihar’s Jogbani and Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal derailed in Sahadai Buzurg at 3:52 am.

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