50 passengers injured as train derails in Assam

Rangia: At least 50 passengers were injured when the engine and five compartments of a train derailed after hitting an earth-cutting vehicle on its track in Kamrup (Rural) district of Assam today.

The Bongaigaon-Guwahati Chilarai Passenger train rammed into the vehicle stuck on the track at Gossainghati between Azara and Mirza railway stations leaving about 50 injured around 9.30 AM, railway sources said.

The injured passengers were rushed by the local people to the Mirza Public Health Centre from where the critically injured were referred to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital, police said.

Railway officials along with rescue vans have rushed to the spot, railway sources said.