BIHAR: At least Seven people were killed and several others injured when a train derailed in India’s eastern state of Bihar early on Sunday.
According to official sources, the Delhi-bound train derailed in the Vaishali district of Bihar state when the driver of the ill-fated train was trying to change the tracks.
The “12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express” was reportedly running at full speed and the passengers were asleep when the accident occurred at around 4:00 a.m. local time.
The train was scheduled to reach Delhi’s Anand Vihar railway station at around 9:00 p.m. local time on Sunday.
Meanwhile, relief and rescue operations are underway at the site of the accident.
All trains running on this particular route have been diverted.