5 Injured Toy Train Derails Near Darjeeling

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Five people were injured when the engine and two coaches of a toy train derailed in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. The toy train was going from Darjeeling to Siliguri .The accident took place between Kurseong and Mahanadi, This incident took place in tuesday during afternoon.

The train had started for New Jalpaiguri from Darjeeling at 10.15am. When it reached Mahanadi, the wheels of the locomotive came off the tracks at a turning near Dhungey Kothi. In the process, the locomotive toppled, dragging the first coach behind it.

The passengers were sent to their destination by road from Kurseong, which is around 32 km from Darjeeling town Some passengers received minor injuries and were taken to the Kurseong sub-division hospital for treatment,

DHR Director T Bhutia said in Darjeeling that the wheels of the diesel loco jumped the tracks while passing a turn near Paglajhora and two coaches derailed thereafter.

Railway engineers reached the spot to ascertain the cause of the accident, A railway official said heavy rainfall in the hills could have caused the mishap.

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