Guwahati: Altogether 12 people died and 7 others injured when two locomotives and seven loaded wagons of the Bardarpur-bound Dn FCI Bhim goods train fell off bridge No. 108, 52 km from Lumding on Monday morning.
According to Northeast Frontier Railway officials, the loco pilot (driver) of the ill-fated train, Deepak Sen, and six trackmen working at the site died on the spot, while six others died on the way to the hospital.
Seven others, including MK Rajak, the assistant loco pilot, were injured. They have been shifted to the hospital,” the sources said.
Five of the deceased trackmen have been identified as Ranen Thakuria, Sital Das, Rakhal Chetri, Ram Bahadur Upadhyay and Putul Borah.
he injured included Nimai Das (Gang mate), Swapan Kumar Das (Sr. Trackman) and Sunil Das (Trackman).
Senior railway officials rushed to the accident site and started investigating the case.
The Commissioner for Railway Safety (Northeast Frontier Circle) is schedule to start his statutory accident inquiry from Wednesday.
Meanwhile, train services on the section have been halted following the incident.