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Condition of 2 injured passengers serious

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 26 � Altogether 14 injured passengers of the ill-fated Dibrugarh- bound Rajdhani Express, which was derailed near Chapra in Bihar, are still undergoing treatment in Patna and the condition of two of them is still stated to be serious.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Binode Kumar, who was sent by the State government to assist the injured persons, told The Assam Tribune that of the 14 injured passengers, seven are from Assam and the rest are from other States. He said that though the condition of two of the injured persons is still serious, the doctors attending to them reported that they are out of danger. However, both of them are still in the intensive care unit of the Patna Medical College Hospital. However, doctors said that complete recovery of the injured passengers would take some time.

Kumar said that 10 of the injured passengers were shifted to the Railway Hospital, Patna, today as the facilities there are said to be better than in the Patna Medical College. He said that so far the hospital authorities are providing necessary medicines. He admitted that the attendants of some of the patients are of the view that the injured passengers should be shifted to other places for treatment. But it is up to the government to take a such decision.

The police officer said that efforts are on to provide accommodation to the attendants of those injured and some local organizations extended their help in providing food and other facilities to them.

However, the belongings of the seriously injured passengers are yet to be recovered. Kumar said that he went to the site of the accident along with local police officers this morning and the derailed bogies were searched. But the belongings could not be recovered. But the local police has assured to take all possible steps for the recovery of the belongings of the passengers of the ill-fated train.

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