One killed, 22 injured in Bihar train accident

PATNA: One passenger was killed and 22 others injured, including three seriously, when an engine and three bogies of the Amrapali Express derailed near Naugachia in Bhagalpur district, police said here on Thursday.

The accident occurred at around 11.45pm on Wednesday night after the Amritsar-Katihar Amrapali Express crossed Parasha section of the East Central Railway (ECR) and was on its way to Katihar, additional director general of police (headquarters) Neelamani said.

A passenger, identified as Puran Singh, 18, died on the spot, he said.

The 22 injured passengers have been admitted to nearby hospitals. The condition of three of them, including a woman with head injuries, is stated to be critical, he added.

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