At least five people were killed when multiple carriages of a train derailed near the city of Jalpaiguri in India’s West Bengal on Thursday, January 13, India Today reported.
NDTV reported that at least 45 people had been injured in the derailment.
India’s Minister for Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, confirmed the derailment and said he was “personally monitoring the situation for swift rescue operations.”
West Bengal’s Governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar, said multiple agencies were “rendering full assistance and rescue operations are on and injured are being well attended.”
This footage shows the scene of the derailment. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful