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3 killed, 50 injured in Assam train mishap

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At least three people were killed and about 50 others suffered injuries when the engine and nine coaches of a passenger train derailed after hitting a bulldozer at an unmanned level crossing near Guwahati in Assam this morning, official sources said.

They said the mishap occurred around 9.15 am today when the Bongaigaon-Guwahati Chilarai passenger train crashed into the JCB machine at the crossing at Gossainghati between Azara and Mirza railway stations.
 
Rescue teams from the North-East Frontier Railway, the district administration and the National Disaster Response Force rushed to the spot and moved the injured to hospitals at Azara, Mirza and Guwahati, the sources said,
 
Assam Agriculture Minister Nilmani Sen Deka visited the scene of the accident on the directions of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and oversaw the rescue and relief efforts. He also visited the health centres at Azara and Mirza.
 
Assam Governor J B Patnaik has also extended his condolences to the victims and sympathy for those who suffered injuries.
 
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