• Short Summary

    NEARLY 90 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND ABOUT 60 WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN A TRAIN WAS DERAILED AT GHORAMARA BRIDGE BETWEEN GULMA AND SIVOK NEAR SILIGURI OF DARJEELING DISTRICT - ADJOINING THE HIMALAYAS IN WEST BENGAL STATE OF INDIA, ON APRIL 20.

  • Description

    NEARLY 90 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND ABOUT 60 WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN A TRAIN WAS DERAILED AT GHORAMARA BRIDGE BETWEEN GULMA AND SIVOK NEAR SILIGURI OF DARJEELING DISTRICT - ADJOINING THE HIMALAYAS IN WEST BENGAL STATE OF INDIA, ON APRIL 20.

    SABOTAGE IS SUSPECTED. NEARLY 50 FEET OF THE RAIL WAS FOUND REMOVED OVER THE BRIDGE.

    FOUR CARRIAGES WERE COMPLETELY WRECKED AND THE ENGINE ROLLED OFF THE RAILS. MORE DEAD BODIES WERE FOUND AS THE DEBRIS WAS BEING CLEARED.

    DARJEELING IS A STRATEGIC AREA NEAR THE SINO-INDIAN BORDER. THOUSANDS OF TIBETANS HAVE FLOCKED TO DARJEELING, WHICH ADJOINS TIBET, SINCE THE SINO-INDIAN BORDER DISPUTE. DARJEELING IS ALSO FAMOUS AS HILL STATION AND FOR ITS TEA GARDENS.

    A DIVERSION LINE IS BEING BUILT NEARBY TO CONTINUE THE TRAIN SERVICES TO DARJEELING, AS THE WRECKAGE IS BEING CLEARED.

    MEANWHILE, THE STATE ARMED POLICE HAS CORDONED OFF THE AREA. SECURITY OFFICERS ARE CHECKING FOR FINGERPRINTS AND FOR THE SABOTEURS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7SFPT1TK65HTP3BYDMJXV9W6A
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SFPT1TK65HTP3BYDMJXV9W6A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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