Seemanchal Express derailment

The Seemanchal Express derailment occurred on 3 February 2019 near Sahdei Buzurg in Vaishali district of Bihar, India.[1] Six people were killed and more than 30 are injured.[2][3]

Seemanchal Express derailment
Seemanchal Express derailment is located in Bihar
Seemanchal Express derailment
Seemanchal Express derailment is located in India
Seemanchal Express derailment
Date3 February 2019
around 03:58 am (IST)
LocationVaishali, Bihar
Coordinates25°39′40″N 85°27′18″E / 25.66111°N 85.45500°ECoordinates: 25°39′40″N 85°27′18″E / 25.66111°N 85.45500°E
LineBarauni–Gorakhpur, Raxaul and Jainagar lines
OperatorIndian Railways
Incident typeDerailment


Investigations suggest that the derailment happened because of a fracture in the rail line. Because of the sudden impact on the broken rail, the locomotive and a few cars decoupled and left cars derailed and overturned.[4] A passenger who survived that accident told to media, "I heard a loud bang and fell on the floor of the coach. It was very dark, I couldn't see anything, felt broken glass everywhere".[5]


  1. ^ "6 killed as 9 coaches of Seemanchal Express derail in Bihar's Vaishali - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Seemanchal Express derailment: Train services restored on accident site". dna. February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Seemanchal Express derailment: As railway probes mishap, activist says had warned official about tracks". 6 February 2019.
  4. ^ "6 Dead After 11 Coaches Of Delhi-Bound Seemanchal Express Derail In Bihar".
  5. ^ ""Heard Loud Bang In Dark, Fell From Berth": Passenger Of Derailed Train".
Location and date
  • Disasters in India in 2019


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