West Bengal Train blast leaves 65 dead and many injured

West Bengal Train blast leaves 65 dead and many injured

Sixty-five passengers of a Maharashtra-bound express train were killed early Friday and 200 injured in a suspected Maoist attack which led to derailment of 13 coaches that were hit by a goods train coming from the opposite direction.

The bodies of the passengers were removed from the mangled remains of the ill-fated coaches of the Howrah-Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express and the injured taken out with the help of gas cutters, a South Eastern Railway (SER) spokesman said.

“65 bodies have been recovered. The toll could go up,” West Bengal Home Secretary Samar Ghosh said.

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When will this stop? There seems to be no respect for life. India had a great man with great qualities and whose thoughts and principles are shared today all around the world. He loves freedom. He loved non-violence. He loved unity. He respected everyone. We miss him – Mahatma Ghandi.

What would he have said about the way we live in if he were alive today? We should be ashamed of ourselves. Trying to solve problems through violence. There is so much hatred now at home, in the office, in the streets in the country. Everywhere!

Why do these people think that by killing innocents that their cause will be solved/noticed?  We should all unite as one to eliminate such incidents. Why have we let them take over our lives, over our self confidence? Our government is taking a positive step to have talks with them, but they don’t want to listen.

Let us hope that they realise that violence is not the solution to their problems.

May their souls rest in peace.


Helplines have been set up at Kharagpur — (0322) 255751 and 255735 and Howrah — (033) 26382217, besides a toll free number 10722.

Helplines have also been set up at Tatanagar (0657) 2290324, 2290074, 2290382, at Rourkela (0661) 2511155, Chakradharpur (06587) 238072 and Jharsuguda (06445) 270977.

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