Assam volleyball team injured in Brahmaputra Mail accident

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Guwahati, Dec 10 (UNI) Nine players of the Assam volleyball sub-junior team were among the 63 injured in the Brahmaputra Mail accident last night.

As many as 12 bogies of the Delhi-bound train had jumped the tracks with five bogies falling down into a ditch in between Rangapatti and Nizbari railway stations, 15 km from Jalpaiguri in West Bengal.

At least one person was killed and 63 injured, many critically, in the accident.

Altogether 30 members of the boys and girls sub-junior volleyball teams of Assam was traveling in the train on way to Renukoot in Uttar Pradesh to participate in the 30th Inter-state sub-junior volleyball meet.

Manager Kumud Bora, who was also traveling with the team, informed that nine players of the team sustained injuries.

Two injured players of the girls' team were admitted in the Siliguri railway hospital and stated to be out of danger.

The other players were released after medical aid.


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