Maoist blast Derails 13 coaches of a Express train, 65 killed,200 injured
28th May 2010 / 01:20:51 AM
Maoists blasted rail tracks in West Midnapore district in the wee hours on Friday, The blast occurred at 1:30 am when the train was running between Khemasoli and Sardiya stations, about 135 km from Kolkata, South Eastern Railway derailing 13 coaches of a Mumbai express train, five of which were hit by a goods train, leaving, this is second attack on civilians by Naxals this month..due to this debacle at least 65 pessanger were killed and over 200 injured According to the news The sleeping pa ssengers were killed when a goods train rammed into four bogies of the Gyaneshwari Express that jumped rails at 1:30 am on Friday morning allegedly after fish plates were removed and portions of tracks cut out deep inside Maoist-dominated West Midnapore district of West Bengal..The combined forces arrived after the accident. Relief workers were rushed before dawn. The injured were taken to a hospital in Kharagpur.The next of kin of those dead will be given a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each and the injured will be given Rs 1 lakh each.