Jnaneswari Express train derailment

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The Jnaneshwari Express derailed on 28 May 2010 in West Midnapore district, West Bengal. It is believed that the track was bombed or sabotaged, damaging it.

Derailment[change | change source]

At that time The Communist Party of India (Maoist) arranged a four-day bandh in that area. State police said that the track of length about 46 cm was removed by the Maoist-Naxalites. At 1:30pm Jnaneshwari Super Deluxe Express train with 13 carriages which was travelling from Howrah to Mumbai derailed.[1]

Casualties[change | change source]

At least 148 people were killed and over 200 others were injured.[2] Compensation was announced Rs.5Lakhs for the family of the people who were killed.

References[change | change source]

  1. Saynab Kumar (3 November 2010). "Gyaneshwari Express Train accident 28.05.10 .exp.mp4" – via YouTube.
  2. "Gyaneshwari Express derails, hit by goods train in Bengal; 71 dead, 200 injured". NDTV.com.