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Guwahati-Siphung Express derails in Kokrajhar district in Assam

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Guwahati, May 23: The Guwahati Siphung Expressderailed on Saturday morning injuring a few passengers.

The incident took place at Basugaon in Kokrajhar district when the engine of the train was crossing a bridge.

Train derails in Assam

Northeast Frontier Railway spokesman Jayamta Sarma said that the accident occurred between Salakati and Basugaon at 5.15 am as the 55753 UP Sifung passenger train was about to negotiate a bridge.

All the passengers of the train coming from Alipurduar in Bengal to Guwahati were transhipped from the accident site, Sarma said.

While the engine driver was admitted to hospital, the passengers with minor injuries were given first aid, the spokesman said.

(With PTI inputs)

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