A devastating accident occured on the morning of June 17 in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district, as three rear coaches of of the stationary Sealdah-bound Kachanjunga express derailed after a good train collided into it. The reason for the collision is reportedly attributed to a failure in signalling. The incident resulted in the tragic deaths of nine individuals, including 7 passengers and two railway personnel, while 41 others sustained injuries. According to the Railway Ministry nine people suffered serious injuries, with an additional 32 sustaining minor injuries. All injured parties have been transferred to North Bengal Medical college and hospital for medical care. Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited the spot and announced that commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) had initiated an investigation into the accident’s cause. Mr. Vaishnaw also stated that Rs. 10 lakh would be provided to the families of deceased, Rs. 2.5 Lakhs to those who are critically injured and Rs. 50,000 to the people who have minor injuries.