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6-year-old girl from Malda succumbs to injuries, parents critical

6-year-old girl from Malda succumbs to injuries, parents critical

Malda: The Kaliganj village Khempur Gram Panchayat (GP) under Chanchal police station on Tuesday morning mourned the death of a six-year-old girl from the area, who succumbed to her injuries in the Rangapani train accident on Monday. The parents of the deceased girl are also admitted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) in critical condition.

Mohilal Mondal, a school teacher, his wife Chabi, a member of the TMC general practitioner, and their only six-year-old daughter Sneha Mondal recently visited North Bengal. They returned home on Monday by Kanchanjungha Express train. All of them were admitted in critical condition to NBMCH, where Sneha breathed her last in the early hours of Tuesday.

Sujit Mandal, uncle of the deceased girl, said, “From the very beginning, the child was critical and all our prayers went in vain.

Now we look forward to the safe return of her parents.” On the other hand, a total of 6 persons from Malda are still injured and receiving treatment at NBMCH. On Monday evening at the arrival of the Kanchanjungha Express in Malda, seven railway doctors and more than 50 medical assistants visited the passengers in each coach.

As many as twenty RPF personnel (one per coach) were also deployed by the Malda Railway Division to address safety issues.

Nearly 1,300 food parcels with drinking water were distributed to the survivors on the train. On the advice of North Frontier Railways, 1GS and 1 SLR coaches were also attached to the train.

Vikas Chaube, DRM Malda, himself spoke to the passengers and inquired about their needs, if any.

Pallabi Mukherjee, an accident survivor who went to Murarai in Birbhum, said, “Our body is still shaking with fear and it is God’s grace that we are still alive. It is very unfortunate that some of our fellow passengers, including the railway employees, lost their lives in the accident.”