Exodus: 2 die after falling off Bangalore-Guwahati train

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Jalpaiguri(West Bengal), Aug 19: At least two people died and eight received severe injuries after falling off a Guwahati bound train. According to sources, the people fell from the train as they all were standing near the gate of the train which was passing by Jalpaiguri in West Bengal on Sunday, Aug 19.

Two people died on the spot while other people were taken to a near Hospital in Siliguri in North Bengal. All injured people and deceased were reportedly workers at a security company in Bangalore and left the city following the rumours which have been haunting the people from North East India since Aug 15.

The people boarded the special New Jalpaiguri Express train. The nation witnessed a mass exodus in last two to three days. Almost 30,000 people left Bangalore till Saturday.

An SMS allegedly had threatened the North-East people of attack against them if they do not leave Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharahstra, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh before Ramzan which will celebrated nation wide on Aug 20.

However, both state and central governments have assured those people about their security but people hardly paid heed to it. Although, sources on Sunday have informed that the number of North Eastern people leaving Indian cities for home states have come down.

The government has already banned bulk SMS and MMS for next 15 days. Union Home Ministry suspected that the threatening message was originated from Pakistan and Indian government is expected to take the issue with Pakistan soon.

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