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Darjeeling toy train derailed, no casualties

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) toy train derailed at Kurseong railway station on Wednesday morning. The train was on its way from Darjeeling towards Siliguri.

Darjeeling toy train derailed. Courtesy: ANI news

According to news agency ANI, no casualties have been reported.

The historic toy train is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow-gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. The DHR, a prime attraction for tourists visiting Darjeeling, is a world heritage for its marvellous engineering of the erstwhile British era.

On 2 December 1999, UNESCO declared the DHR a World Heritage Site. Two more railway lines were later added, and the site became known as the mountain railways of India.

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